The Charlotte Civil Service Board has upheld the 30-day suspension of a police major accused of excessive force during Food Lion Speed Street in May – but did not demote him, as the police chief had recommended.
The board this afternoon concluded a two-day hearing on Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Maj. Chuck Johnson, who was reassigned from Internal Affairs to the watch commander's office after the incident.
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Johnson already has served his suspension without pay, said Capt. Chuck Adkins, the Internal Affairs commander; had the board determined the allegation was false, it could have ordered Johnson to recover the 30 days' pay. Chief Rodney Monroe recommended Johnson also be demoted, but Johnson will retain his rank, Adkins said.
The hearing was closed, and police, citing personnel laws, did not release details of the incident in May.