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Charlotte Talks: Why Are Gun Charges So Often Dismissed In Mecklenburg County?

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 A new investigation offers some clues into the city's homicide problem. Reporters found that people arrested on weapons charges rarely face any real punishment. Prosecutors here dismiss the majority of weapons charges. That often leads to suspects committing more severe crimes. We hear more from the journalists who reported the story and from the DA and a long-time prosecutor.