NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston resident Donta Bowens has lived in the Accabee community much of his young life.
The neighborhood president and volunteer football coach, Bowens said he experienced a "pretty rough neighborhood growing up," but one he's witnessed improve.
"I was actually born and raised in Accabee and I knew what it took for me to stay out of these streets," he said.
For Bowens, the answer was sports. It's the same solution members of the North Charleston Police Department are now committed to bringing to neighborhoods like Accabee and eight others in historic North Charleston.
Early Tuesday, the NCPD announced the start of its Cops Athletic program, or CAP. The league, which will start with basketball for boys ages 12-14, will be made up of nine teams from neighborhoods in