CMPD issues warning to officers ahead of Kerrick trial

Published: Jul. 18, 2015 at 6:01 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 17, 2015 at 6:01 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department sent an email to their employees to warn officers of the department's expectations of them during the Kerrick Trial, according to a police source.

WBTV obtained a copy of the email which started by reminding employees of the trial involving a suspended CMPD officer, which begins on Monday, July 20.

If employees wish to attend the trial, the department says they "are expected to do so while off duty and in civilian attire."

The memo also encouraged employees to brush up on the department's policies regarding socials media use during a time when extra eyes will be on Charlotte, NC.

"This trial will attract national media attention," the email reads. "Employees are encouraged to read and understand the city and department's directives concerning the use of social media, and to refrain from speaking with the press during the proceedings."

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