PAST Fusion Cell Staff to Present Case Study of Civil Unrest in Charlotte NC

In the wake of an officer involved shooting, the City of Charlotte (NC) was thrust into the national spotlight after the unexpected and unanticipated uprise of civil unrest. The dramatic events of September 20th through September 24th, 2016 would leave 1 dead, several injured, hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage, and a city divided until the release of public information exposing the facts and truth. PAST Fusion Cell staff deployed to Charlotte to observe JIS/JIC operations, news briefings & conferences, gather news media data, social media data, and interview various parties affected.

The data obtained from this deployment has been utilized to create a case study that will be presented at multiple national conferences.

Police confront protesters blocking I-277 during a third night of unrest following Tuesday’s police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. Gerry Broome, The Associated Press