October 20, 2011
Almost every day, police in Charlotte are getting ready for the Democratic National Convention.
Almost every one of Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s 1,700 officers are going through three days of intensive riot training. Police allowed Channel 9 a behind-the-scenes look at how they’re doing it.
“It’s a very controlled, measured response with a lot of practice,” Deputy Chief Harold Medlock said.
Medlock is overseeing the training, which also includes hundreds of officers from nearby police and sheriff’s departments.