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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer arrested for DWI, speeding in Pineville

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A Charlotte-Mecklenburg probationary police officer was charged with driving while impaired and speeding by Pineville police Wednesday, according to a CMPD statement. He likely will be fired.

Officer Jonathan Knapp “was recommended for termination, placed on unpaid administrative leave and a pre-termination hearing is scheduled,” according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department news release.

Knapp was hired by CMPD on Oct. 22, 2018, and assigned to patrol as a probationary police officer in the Metro Division, according to the release.

All CMPD officers serve a yearlong probationary period after being sworn in.

Knapp is the fifth CMPD officer charged with a crime in 2019 and the third in less than a month, according to records maintained by the Observer.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested an officer from their department after a domestic incident.

The officer logged an estimated $7,000 dollars for unworked hours.

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