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Police Injuries & Deaths - Proposed N.C. Law Will Affect Law Enforcement Too

Posted by Christopher Shumate | Dec 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Police (CMPD) Chief Rodney Monroe met 03/23/11 in Washington with other law enforcement officials to discuss a plan to combat the increasing trend of injuries and deaths of law enforcement officers around the country. Attorney General Eric Holder initiated the meeting at the Justice Department as a result of an increase in Police deaths from 117 in 2009 to 162 in 2010. Forty-Nine officers have died already in 2011; a twenty percent increase from this point in 2010. Mr. Holder has instructed U.S. Attorney Offices to increase support of local Police, including here in Charlotte.

CMPD Chief Monroe is contemplating a plan to combat the recent trend that includes the use of bulletproof vests while on patrol. No further details appear available at this time regarding Chief Monroe's additional plans.

Another question raised by this disturbing trend is: What will be the true effect of the N.C. legislatures' proposed amendments to the workers' compensation law on Police injured in the line of duty? Many believe these individuals provide a service to our society in one of the most noble of professions. Without question, Police injured on the job often face significant disability. However, Police are facing the same limitation of their legal rights as every other North Carolina citizen under the proposed N.C. law.

If you believe this proposed law is unwarranted, you should immediately and voice your concerns. You should further join the hundreds of other North Carolinians who have joined in one voice against this proposed law by signing this online petition.

CharlotteObserver.com, Justice Department eyes plan to fight 'war on cops', 03/24/11

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Mr. Chris Shumate is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, and worked various jobs while pursuing his undergraduate and Juris Doctor education, including several heavy manual labor and skilled trade positions. In his practice, Mr. Shumate often encounters circumstances where these prior experiences are helpful in representing you. Upon graduating law school from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Shumate joined one of the Carolinas' larger defense firms, where he represented a diverse set of employers and insurance companies in civil cases and workers' compensation claims across the Carolinas. Chris utilized this experience to obtain a working knowledge of the insurance industry, and build personal contacts used today in representing you. Mr. Shumate ultimately decided he wanted to focus his law practice on assisting those who have been injured, and doing so with the focus on a personal relationship that is uncommon in the bigger firms. Mr. Shumate's also has a passion for assisting those facing the challenges of the criminal legal system. By representing individuals in a variety of criminal and traffic matters, Mr. Shumate works to achieve the best possible result for each client regardless of the charges levied by the prosecution. Chris has tirelessly pursued his mission of helping people from all walks of life throughout the Carolinas with a variety of legal matters. If you are interested in learning more about Chris Shumate and The Shumate Law Offices, please contact us at 704.371.5059. We look forward to assisting you to achieve a positive result in your legal concern. Education J.D., University of South Carolina B.S., University of South Carolina Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice N.C. State BarS.C. State BarU.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina Professional & Bar Association Memberships N.C. Bar Association S.C. Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar N.C. Academy Of Trial Lawyers American Association For Justice

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