Many people in North Carolina hold law enforcement officers to a higher standard than regular civilians. However, officers are human and subject to the same failings as others at times. Such may be the case for a sergeant with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office who was recently arrested and fired from his position.
Incident and arrest
Just before 1:30 a.m. on the morning of Oct. 16, 911 dispatch received a call from a woman who claimed to have been assaulted. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to an unspecified location. There, they found the woman who claimed she was the victim of alleged domestic violence, but they did not arrest anyone at that time.
Later that day, officers obtained an arrest warrant for the sergeant, and he was taken into custody. The report did not specify the charges he faces. However, he was fired from his position at the Sheriff’s Office, where he had worked since 2012.
Right to defense
Although the former sergeant has lost his job, he still has every right to defend himself against the charges in court. Claims of domestic violence are serious, but they are proof of nothing. In order to fully understand his options for defense, and to increase his chances of obtaining the best possible outcome, the man will want to work closely with an experienced criminal defense attorney in North Carolina.