As crime grows, N.C. residents hire off-duty cops


By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
The Charlotte Observer

CHARLOTTE — For weeks, fearful residents have convened meetings, questioned police and, in one neighborhood, paid off-duty officers to patrol streets.

On Tuesday, police confirmed what people suspected: Crime is spiking in Charlotte.

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