Friday, September 7, 2012
Charlotte Police Provide Democratic National Convention After Action Report
The department's strategic operations plan was successfully implemented during the days of the event due in large part to partnerships with the United States Secret Service, Charlotte Fire Department, MEDIC, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, and a multitude of assisting law enforcement agencies.
Event operations were coordinated through the CMPD's command center which was operational from Saturday, September 1, 2012, through Friday, September 7, 2012. Despite the large number of event participants, a scheduled visit from President of the United States, and a multitude of additional dignitaries, there were no major incidents reported in the center city or any of the 13 CMPD patrol divisions during the week of the convention.
Although there were several large demonstrations during the week from activists, there were no significant events reported, and few disruptions to pedestrian and or vehicular traffic as a result of the demonstrations.. The CMPD did record 25 arrests during the week. All but one of the arrestees resided outside of the Charlotte area. A breakdown of the arrests included;
Failure to Disperse
Breaching a Police Line
Dispersal of Noxious Substance
Carrying a Concealed Weapon
Damage to Property
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