CMPD: Gastonia police officer arrested, charged

The officer was arrested on Thursday by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
An investigation into the case remains active and ongoing.
Published: Sep. 29, 2023 at 11:01 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 1, 2023 at 8:31 AM EDT
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GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) - A Gastonia police officer was arrested on Thursday, authorities said.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said its officers arrested Xana Dove at the Gastonia Police Department. The next day, she was placed on unpaid administrative suspension.

Dove is charged with two counts of obstruction of justice, conspiracy to obtain property by false pretenses, and filing a false police report.

CMPD said Gastonia Police assisted with the arrest.

It is unclear what the charges are in relation to.

“This is certainly an unfortunate event. We are going to respect the process of the court system as well as the internal investigation that will be taking place,” Chief Trent Conard wrote in a press release about the arrest.

An investigation into the case remains active and ongoing.

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