Charlotte city and police officials say this year's CIAA tournament went well, with only a handful of arrests. There were a couple of shooting incidents and one traffic accident that resulted in minor injuries, but overall it appears the event was safe and secure. Below is the city's official release on what went down:
CIAA After Action Report
Sunday, March 2, 2014
The goal of the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County during the week of the CIAA Tournament was to maintain a safe environment in Uptown for event participants to attend. The strategic operations plan was successfully implemented during the days of the event. Event operations were coordinated from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Command Center, which was operational from Thursday, February 27 through Sunday, March 2. During this time period, event organizers estimate that more than 100,000 people visited Uptown for tournament events. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department There were a total of 12 adult arrests in the Uptown area recorded between the hours of 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, through 3 a.m. on March 2.
Drug Related 3 Alcohol Related 3 Traffic Related 2 Larceny 1 Domestic 1 Assault 2
Significant Events o Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s ADW Unit are conducting a shooting investigation at 555 S. McDowell St. On Sunday, March 2, at approximately 2 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Sheraton Hotel concerning a shots fired call for service. When officers arrived they discovered two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim was transported by MEDIC to Carolinas Medical Center Main with a non-life threatening injury to the leg. The second victim received a superficial leg injury and was treated and released on scene. o An altercation occurred on March 1, at approximately 8 p.m., between several subjects at 100 W. Trade Street that resulted in one subject receiving minor stab wounds. He was transported to CMC Main where he was treated and released.
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Charlotte Transit Center Operations: o The Charlotte Transit Center (CTC), including the light rail platform, remained orderly and secure during the entire CIAA event. CATS, with assistance from CMPD and G4S Transit Police, implemented crowd control measures Friday and Saturday evenings.
LYNX Blue Line Light Rail Operations: o Ridership numbers Thursday, February 27 through Saturday, March 1, 2014 were 18,971, 22,521 and 20,867, respectively. This equates to more than a 17, 35 and 63 percentage increase in ridership over the regular Thursday, Friday and Saturday service levels.
o Ridership numbers from Tuesday, February 25 through Saturday, March 1, indicate 94,889 riders were served during the CIAA this year.
MEDIC There were significant incidents Thursday, February 27 and Friday, February 28. Saturday included two major incidents in Uptown with a shooting that resulted in three transports with minor injuries and pedestrians struck by vehicles that resulted in five transports with minor injuries.
Solid Waste Services In preparation for the 2014 CIAA tournament in Uptown Charlotte, Solid Waste Services delivered more than 223 barricades and 325 cones at predetermined intersections for traffic control. Crews serviced more than 120 public refuse containers and more than 85 recycling over containers at least twice during the evening of Saturday, March 1.
Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) No significant or unusual requests were received.
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