The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department arrested one of its own Wednesday.
Detectives arrested Officer Jeffrey T. Taylor after he turned himself in Wednesday evening.
Taylor is charged with obtaining property by false pretence, stemming from a criminal investigation which concluded Taylor falsified time sheets while working a secondary, off-duty job at the Arboretum Shopping Center between October 2012 and January 2013.
Chief Rodney Monroe released the following statement:
"The actions of this officer do not reflect the character of the dedicated men and women that wear the badge of the CMPD with honor.
The public deserves to know that the officers sworn to protect our community are of the highest integrity. We will continue to hold our officers to the highest standards and accountable for their actions."
Taylor is now on unpaid administrative leave pending a criminal and internal investigation. He was hired by the CMPD on April 26, 1989. He was assigned to the Metro Division and worked as a school resource officer at Phillip O. Berry High School.