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Resource ID: #28882
Subject: Criminal Justice
Source: Ames Alexander, Gavin Off and David Raynor
Affiliation: The Charlotte Observer and The Raleigh News and Observer
Date: 2019-09-24



From 2014 through 2018, prosecutors in Mecklenburg County, N.C. dismissed nearly 70% of weapons charges, a rate higher than any of the state's other urban counties. Many who had charges dismissed were arrested again for weapons crimes. In fact, reporters identified more than 120 people in Mecklenburg who were charged with at least a dozen weapons crimes in the past five years. Prosecutors dropped most of those charges.

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