• CMPD investigates after officer parks in spot for people with disabilities

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it’s investigating after a man sent them a picture of an officer parked in a spot for people with disabilities.

     

    Channel 9 spoke to the man who took the picture. He said he was taking his puppy to day care Thursday morning when he spotted the patrol car in the parking deck of the Post South End apartment complex.

    He said the vehicle was in the same spot when he returned, so he took the picture and sent it to police through direct message on Instagram.

    Courtesy: Josh Morgan

    (Courtesy: Josh Morgan)

    Police said they immediately identified the officer assigned to the vehicle and made sure it was no longer parked at that location.

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    They said it was a female officer who is assigned to the Electronic Monitoring Unit.

    The officer’s supervisor is investigating the incident.

    CMPD released a statement saying its policy is that it is never OK for an officer to park in a spot for people with disabilities.

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