CMPD launches community effort called #BridgeCLT... before the RNC 2020

Bridge the Difference Event

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - On Tuesday night Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney invited fifty people he considered “Charlotte influencers” to meet. He said he wanted to ask them something in advance of the RNC 2020.

Once together in a conference room on Central Avenue, Putney talked about helping him “Bridge the Difference.”

#BridgeCLT (Source: @CLTGov)

He talked directly with the crowd, which was full of people in Charlotte who lead different groups across north, east, west and south Charlotte.

“We all live in different bubbles,” he said. “I want you to get your people ready to have real conversations about our city -- before the RNC comes to town.”

He went on to explain that CMPD will be setting up talks within our communities over the coming months. The first one is set up for November 15th at Johnson C. Smith University. Putney asked those in the room tonight to help him pack those discussions with the people they know.

“We want all walks of life,” he said. “An open discussion and not just one of them--many in the many months to come."

Anchor Molly Grantham was in the room tonight, helping emcee the event.

She says it was announced that the vents will use the hashtag, #BridgeCLT.

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