Black Political Caucus focuses on crime

The Black Political Caucus hosted a community event Saturday with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As Charlotte's homicide tally exceeds 40 in 2017, the Black Political Caucus hosted a Town Hall on Saturday with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney.

The one-on-one with Chief Putney was meant to be a "confrontation with conversation" but the history of interaction between black men and police soon dominated the town hall, that's why West Charlotte Principal Dr. Timisha Barnes-Jones attended, along with other teenagers.

The Black Political Caucus collected a list of questions for the chief from the teenagers, which they hope to be answered at another town hall.

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