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Investigation underway after CMPD officer parks in handicapped spot, chief responds

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, an Instagram user sent the department a video of the patrol car parked in the spot. (Source: Josh Morgan) According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, an Instagram user sent the department a video of the patrol car parked in the spot. (Source: Josh Morgan)
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An investigation is underway after someone recorded video of a CMPD officer parked in a handicapped spot in Charlotte Thursday morning.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, an Instagram user sent the department a video of the patrol car parked in the spot.

Police say they immediately identified the officer assigned the vehicle to ensure it was no longer parked there.

The officer’s supervisor is investigating the incident.

CMPD says that it is never ok for a police officer to park in a handicapped parking space.

The officer’s name has not been released.

On Wednesday, August 15, CMPD tweeted about two reports of CMPD-marked vehicles parked in handicapped spaces.

Police Chief Kerr Putney released a statement in response to the vehicles being photographed in the parking spots.

“The practice of parking in spots reserved for our handicapped citizens is unacceptable, not to mention illegal,” Putney said.

“This will absolutely not be tolerated and I expect our officers to model the appropriate behavior,” Putney said. “We are better than this and we need to act like it. Those who violate the public’s trust will be held accountable for their actions.”

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