CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police announced Wednesday the launch of its “Open Source Data” page on the department’s website.
Police say the information source is a step forward in how they share information with the public and is an “opportunity for even greater accountability and transparency” with the Charlotte community. The department faced criticism in the wake of the Keith Scott shooting as protesters said CMPD should have been more transparent during their investigation of the incident.
CMPD says the platform began construction in 2015 and the idea originated from President Obama’s Task Force on 21st century policing.
On the website, the public will be able to access CMPD information related specifically to officer-involved shootings and traffic stop data. CMPD says they will continue to enhance the data page with additional data in the future.
To view CMPD's Open Source Data page, click here.