Lunch Break (5/23/16): City council to discuss HB2, nondiscrimination ordinance tonight


Charlotte City Council will discuss House Bill 2 and possible action regarding the city's nondiscrimination ordinance in an open session at tonight's meeting, the city attorney reportedly said. The council could possibly repeal the nondiscrimination ordinance tonight as the first step in negotiations with the state to potentially repeal or revise HB2. (Steve Harrison, Charlotte Observer) 

Police are investigating a shooting in west Charlotte this morning. Police found the victim on Flintrock Road but it is believed that the original incident happened on Glenmoor Drive off of Little Rock Road. It's believed that the victim was shot in the face during a home invasion at around 1:45 a.m. and walked to a nearby home. (WSOC Staff)  

Police are also investigating a shooting at Midnight Diner that happened early this morning. The victim, a regular at the diner, was reportedly shot in the stomach in a parking lot behind the building and brought to the hospital in serious condition. It's unclear what caused the incident, but witnesses believe it was a robbery. Police have not arrested anyone in connection with the shooting, although one man was arrested at the scene for assaulting a police officer. (Mark Davenport, WBTV)  

A federal appeals court has reversed a decision holding Bank of America accountable for alleged mail and wire fraud during 2007 and 2008, negating a $1.2 billion penalty the bank was ordered to pay during the original trial in 2013. (Associated Press via Fox46) 

Baltimore police officer Edward Nero was acquitted this morning of all charges related to the assault of Freddie Gray, who died last year while in police custody. Nero is one of six officers who faced charges for the assault, one of whom's manslaughter case ended in a hung jury in December. (Associated Press via WCNC) 

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