CMPD Officer Arrested For Stealing From Charlotte Resident During Traffic Stop

CMPD Officer Arrested For Stealing From Charlotte Resident During Traffic Stop

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) is currently undertaking a criminal investigation that has led to the apprehension of CMPD Officer Henry Chapman. This action follows a complaint from an individual under arrest claiming that the officer stole from him during the traffic stop.

The event occurred in the University City Division on Thursday, March 14, just after 4pm. Following the inquiry, CMPD detectives charged Officer Chapman with one count of Embezzlement.

“This is deeply disappointing  for our organization. We hold ourselves to the highest standards, and a violation of that trust is a serious offense. However, I want to assure the public that we take all allegations seriously, and we will not tolerate misconduct within our ranks,” CMPD Chief Jennings said in a statement. “I’m proud that the supervisor and other officers on scene took immediate and decisive action to investigate the situation and determine that our officer needed to be arrested. No CMPD employee is above the law.”

CMPD’s Internal Affairs is also conducting an investigation into the matter. As a result, Officer Chapman has been placed on unpaid administrative leave while the internal probe is underway.

Officer Chapman, who joined the force on September 14, 2009, was serving in the University City Division at the time of the incident.



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