Charlotte police use of force policy

David Bixenspan filed this request with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department of Charlotte, NC.


From: David Bixenspan

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Carolina Public Records Law (G.S. ยงยง 132-1 through 132-10), I hereby request the following documents:

All of the department's written policies on the use of both lethal and nonlethal force.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public in my capacity as a journalist for Abrams Media, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.


David Bixenspan

From: Emken, Judy

Dear David- all of the CMPD policies and directives are available on line at the CMPD website.

Let me know if you are unable to locate them.

Judith C. Emken
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
Senior Assistant City Attorney
600 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 353-1062

From: David Bixenspan

Hi Judith,

I checked the website. The link is broken, and nobody responded to my informal email about it, so I filed an official request. Please send me a copy, and you may also want to make sure to tell the website staff to get that fixed.

David Bixenspan

From: Robinson, David C.


I just checked and at<>, all of our directives are listed, and it is working. Our Use of Deadly Force Directive is at 600-018. Here is also a link to the location on the website. Let me know if you have any further issues.

Lt. David Robinson
CMPD Public Affairs

From: David Bixenspan

Yup, thanks. What was gone was a page listing just the use of force policy.

Thanks again.


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