CMPD lieutenant John L. Thorton, right, along with officers Brian Russell, left, and Mike Travis read to young residents of the Woodstone apartment complex as part of a community outreach project.
CMPD lieutenant John L. Thorton, right, along with officers Brian Russell, left, and Mike Travis read to young residents of the Woodstone apartment complex as part of a community outreach project. T. Ortega Gaines ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
CMPD lieutenant John L. Thorton, right, along with officers Brian Russell, left, and Mike Travis read to young residents of the Woodstone apartment complex as part of a community outreach project. T. Ortega Gaines ogaines@charlotteobserver.com

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