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CMPD Cold Case Detective Retires, Still Attached to Homicide Cases

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The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department’s Cold Case Unit will be losing an experienced detective to retirement this week. Detective David Phillips started working as an officer in 1985. He spent his entire career serving the Charlotte community. Phillips says he joined the Cold Case Unit to help families find answers to cases that have been forgotten.

“My goal in the beginning when I started was to help people. And I’d like to say as I exit now over the years I’ve helped a lot of people to find resolution to cases that are very important to them,” he said.

The Unit formed in 2003 and has reviewed 140 cases, clearing 39 and making 24 arrests related to those cases. Phillips says the greatest feeling is knowing that you have all the pieces to solving a case that’s been cold for decades.

“You’re at the top of your world. You’re at the top of your game,” he says.

There are two Cold Case detectives joining the unit to replace Phillips. He is looking forward to retirement and spending time with his family.

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