Court cases across North Carolina are backed up, especially in criminal court. In Mecklenburg County, things are even more delayed, as judicial officials put off resuming in-person trials as other counties re-open their doors.
Shelby Police Department officers repeatedly punched an unarmed, mentally ill man in the head while try to arrest him during an incident in late May. The police department tried to claim one video of the incident didn't exist.
An ongoing lawsuit stemming from the disappearance and death of a Cleveland County woman in 2008 is highlighting the regulatory failures of N.C. DHHS to keep seniors and those with cognitive disabilities safe.