City of Charlotte approves contract with Police Foundation, update on I-77 tolls

- Monday night at the Charlotte City council meeting the City of Charlotte approved a contract with the Police Foundation for consulting services to review the policies, procedures and it's work in the aftermath of Keith Scott's shooting.

The Police Foundation will conduct an independent assessment of CMPD that will include input from a diverse group of community members to develop recommendations and communication strategies.

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Their work will include the following phases:

Phase 1: Develop a Community Advisory Board of key Charlotte stakeholders to include government, business and community leaders.

Phase 2: Organize structured listening sessions with members and leaders of the community in conjunction with CMPD, city leaders and advisory board members.

Phase 3: Review CMPD’s response to protests and demonstrations with a focus on rebuilding relationships between the community and the police.

CMPD will implement short and long term strategies based on the recommendations from the foundation and concerns shared by community groups.

An update was given on the I-77 toll lane project. It's construction is on track and the lanes should open by the end or 2018. The construction could be affecting those of you living and working just north of Uptown very soon.

At the meeting it was reported that the I-77 Mobility Partners will close the high-occupancy vehicle lanes on Southbound I-77 from I-85 to it's end, near Oaklawn Bridge just north of Uptown.

They do not know how long it will be closed.

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