CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte Mecklenburg Police believe their security planning for NBA All-Star Weekend paid off.
Police say they didn’t have any major incidents related to All-Star events. The three-day celebration that transformed a section of Uptown is about to move out.
The barriers will soon be removed, and the fencing that widened the pedestrian walkway outside the Epicentre will also be gone.
“The tear down will begin and hopefully tomorrow morning it will look like it did Thursday morning,” said Lt Brad Koch. “We are hoping to have everything and roads back open by 6a.m.”
Now that All-Star weekend is heading for the history books - CMPD will look to study it.
“There are a lot of lessons that we as an organization, we as a city learned as we transition and prepare now for the Republican National Convention to come in a year and a half,” said Lt. Koch. “I’m sure that we will have some debriefing sessions. I think overall we learned that preparation is the key and we were ready and I think that it showed in the city.”