FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – As authorities investigate yesterday’s deadly shooting in Charlotte, Fayetteville Police Chief Harold Medlock offered his thoughts on the situation there.
Before to becoming police chief in Fayetteville, Medlock worked for the Charlotte Police Department for more than 20 years, rising from officer to deputy chief.
Medlock called the ongoing police involved shootings nation-wide very alarming.
“What I saw last night is not indicative of Charlotte,” he said.
He also said he’s worried.
“I have a lot of friends, a lot of young officers that I have commanded up there that I know are trying to do the right thing and I’m worried about the community,” he said.
Medlock says building trust within the community is a constant task for any law enforcement agency, especially following officer involved deadly shootings.
Fayetteville is no stranger to these incidents; there have been at least three fatal police-involved shootings under Medlock’s administration.