• CMPD officer pleads guilty in uptown nightclub groping case


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer will lose his law enforcement certification after taking a plea deal Wednesday in a groping case.

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    Michael Santiago was arrested in January accused of groping a woman multiple times at an uptown nightclub.

    He pleaded guilty to assault on a female and was put on 18 months of probation.

    Santiago also has to take a substance abuse assessment and register for a sex offender evaluation. 

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