Chaos In Charlotte: Cops Injured, Riots Cause Concerns

Multiple cops were injured after a police involved shooting sparked riots last night in North Carolina.

According to reports:

“Charlotte officials say they are preparing for more protests today, following a night of violent over an officer-involved fatal shooting of an African-American man Tuesday in the University City area. The officer was also African-American.

Twelve police officers were injured Tuesday night in a series of clashes, and reports were coming in early Wednesday of motorists on Interstate 85 being hurt and their vehicles damaged when protesters threw rocks, bottles and traffic cones off interstate overpasses onto traffic below.

At least 16 of the police officers needed to be hospitalized after the clashes, including one who was hit in the face with a rock. Most of the injuries were minor, officials said.

Mayor Jennifer Roberts sent out a message on Twitter early Wednesday, noting: “I will continue to work with our manager and (police) chief…We are reaching out to community to ask for calm.”

Roberts said in a press conference she had been in contact with the state governor’s office and with the White House, and said the city was going to work to get out information as quickly as possible, while also dispelling rumors.”