Police Pullback: How Arrests, Citations Plummeted In Charlotte
In the last decade, the number of people arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police dropped by half, even before the pandemic. The number of citations written has also dropped as well, from 97,000 in 2009 to 33,000 in 2020. What's behind the drop? Several factors that include a change in law enforcement strategy.
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