Category: Law Enforcement

Gastonia Police ordered to release body cam video in homeless vet arrest and the taser death of his service dog

Gastonia Police arrested disabled Army Veteran Joshua Rohrer last year and charged him with panhandling.  Officers also tased his service dog during the arrest that resulted in the death of the animal.  Rohrer, feeling he had been assaulted, pushed for the release…Read More »

Jail Deaths and Jail Conditions

On January 12, 2022, Andrew Hodge was found dead in his cell in the Rutherford County Detention Center from an alleged drug overdose. Shortly thereafter, Sheriff Chris Francis suddenly pulled his bid for re-election. Since this incident, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office…Read More »

Commissioners Vote To Move 911 Operations From Sheriff’s Office Control To County.

June 8,2022 At the scheduled Monday night Commissioners meeting the Commissioners voted to move control of the 911 Operations Center to the County Manager, effective July 1st. County Manager Steve Garrison brought this item before the commissioners as the last item on…Read More »