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January 20, 2015, No comments

In response to an open records request, the City of Asheville on Friday released preliminary incomplete documents related to an ongoing assessment of opportunities for improvement at the Asheville Police Department.

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12 months of disclosures: What Carolina Public Press revealed in 2014

December 18, 2014, Comments Off

2014 has been a big year for big news about Western North Carolina. Looking back, here are highlights of what Carolina Public Press' investigative rep ...

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Asheville Citizen-Times sues for police videos of public events

December 16, 2014, Comments Off

Are the videos "criminal intelligence" records, which can be shielded from the public under state law? Or are they "training" records of a public gath ...

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Military grants to WNC law agencies detailed in Defense Dept. release

December 8, 2014, Comments Off

New disclosures about the Pentagon's program for sharing surplus equipment with local law agencies reveal that at least 44 agencies in Western North C ...

  • The large autopsy suite at the new State Medical Examiner's Office in Raleigh. The pathologists in this office are doing fewer autopsies than in previous years because of workload and budget issues. Chris Seward/courtesy of The Charlotte Observer
    NC autopsies decrease, drawing concern from law enforcement
    December 1, 2014, Comments Off

    The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner asked staff last year not to autopsy the bodies of hundreds of people who died in suspicious or unexpected circumstances, lowering the use of the state’s best tool for determining an exact cause of ...

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    WNC will have few new sheriffs in town
    November 5, 2014, Comments Off

    Even as some heated disputes played out in yesterday's election, 15 of 18 Western North Carolina counties will keep their top law officer in place.