Marcus Jackson, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer, arrested and charged with three counts of sexual battery and other charges. He is currently being held in lieu of bond totaling $360,000.
Marcus Jackson, 25, an officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, was arrested and charged with three counts of sexual battery, second-degree sex offense, extortion, kidnapping, indecent exposure and two counts of felonious restraint. He allegedly pulled over two young women on separate occasions while on duty and sexually assaulted them in his patrol car. He has been terminated from the force, effective immediately. Jackson, who has been an officer in the CMPD’s Eastway Division since 2008, is a disgrace to the force and to himself. His behavior is despicable and a violation of public trust. According to jail records, he was being held in lieu of bond totaling $360,000, ahead of a court hearing Thursday.
Both of the reported incidents happened between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. in the Eastway Division in east Charlotte. The first incident occurred on Dec. 18. Monroe said Jackson – wearing his uniform and driving his marked patrol car – pulled over a 17-year-old girl, forced her into his car, drove to another location and committed sex acts. A relative of the girl called police Monday night and officers began an investigation.
As detectives were collecting information, Monroe said, a 21-year-old woman reported Tuesday night that she’d been assaulted by Jackson under similar circumstances on Monday. Monroe said Jackson didn’t have any criminal record. Source: Charlotte Observer
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe said at a press conference that “it would be naive” to believe that Marcus Jackson had not assaulted other women. He released the officer’s photo at the news conference for any potential victims to see and come forward.