Behind The Scenes With Charlotte's Cold Case Unit - myfoxcarolinas.com

Behind The Scenes With Charlotte's Cold Case Unit

Posted: Updated:
  • Neima AbdulahiMore>>

  • Neima Abdulahi

    Neima Abdulahi

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-06-25 23:09:34 GMT
    Neima Abdulahi joined My Fox Carolinas in July 2013 as a Digital Journalist. She was the first reporter hired for the news department, arriving six months before the start-up station would launch a newscast. She has watched the station unfold into the newsroom of the future that it is today.
    Neima Abdulahi joined My Fox Carolinas in July 2013 as a Digital Journalist. She was the first reporter hired for the news department, arriving six months before the start-up station would launch a newscast. She has watched the station unfold into the newsroom of the future that it is today.
  • Pastors To Address Racial Tension In Gastonia

    Pastors To Address Racial Tension In Gastonia

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:54:24 GMT
    Tonight, two pastors in Gastonia are holding a community event to show racism can happen to anyone.
    Tonight, two pastors in Gastonia are holding a community event to show racism can happen to anyone.
  • Smelly Sewer Issue in Gastonia

    Smelly Sewer Issue in Gastonia

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:10:05 GMT
    Residents say the sewer line leaves their neighborhood smelling foul. They've sent their complaints to Two Rivers Utilities about the spills and odor
    Residents say the sewer line leaves their neighborhood smelling foul. They've sent their complaints to Two Rivers Utilities about the spills and odor
Detective David Phillips with the CMPD Cold Case Unit says that since the unit started in 2003, they have reviewed 134 cases, cleared 38, made 23 arrests associated with those cases.

“We have a 100% clear rate and conviction rate as well. They’ve either been convicted in court or they pled guilty to another charge,” Phillips said.

Each case is ranked on a scale after it gets reviewed.

“We would give the case a number. One is it’s a case that needs an immediate response. As soon as the detective can start on it, they need to work that case. A four or five would be, without a major break or new information coming in, there’s not a lot that can be done on it,” he said.

The files are kept in house, organized by open homicide cases and cleared cases. Phillips says that having a lab also in the building has helped speed up the process with a lot of these cases, so that families can get the closer they deserve.

“As long as this unit is here, it’s serving a purpose and its working on cases that for years weren’t getting the attention it deserves.”

Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices