It seems a number of people have emailed, called or written to Mayor Foxx and Charlotte City Council members about the CMPD attack on the blogger who pens Crime in Charlotte.
City Manager Curt Walton answered the concern via email.
Here is a report on the Crime in Charlotte photography issue. I believe Police reacted appropriately. The right to take pictures, which CMPD acknowledges, is not accompanied by the right to be anywhere the photographer chooses to be.
The report Walton speaks of is here, and is pretty one sided and based solely on the word of the two officers involved. But Cedar Posts understands a completely different chain of events where a lone women standing at a distance of more than 20 feet is threatened with arrest for wanting to take a photo.
The issue of what is acceptable distance seems to be pretty arbitrary and in this case very much after the fact.
As the videos previously posted indicate, CMPD officers allow some pretty shady people to get pretty darn close. So why did two officers feel threatened by a woman who is an outstanding and open supporter of the Police Department? What made them determine that she was a threat by standing far away in the parking lot outside of her own home?
Something just doesn't add up.