Crime & Courts

Charlotte police officer charged with DWI, failing to stop at a red light

Nicholas Ivy-Brooks
Nicholas Ivy-Brooks Mecklenburg County jail

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was arrested on charges of driving while impaired and failure to stop at a red light in Pineville early Saturday.

Nicholas Ivy-Brooks works patrol as a probationary officer assigned to the CMPD Central Division, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department news release.

The 23-year-old Brooks was hired by CMPD on Oct. 22, 2018, police said. All CMPD officers serve a year’s probation after they are sworn in.

Pineville Police arrested Brooks at about 2:40 a.m., jail records show. He was not listed as an inmate later Saturday morning.

“As is standard procedure when an officer is accused of a crime, a separate internal investigation will be conducted by the CMPD,” according to the release.

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

Officer Richard Andringa, 49, a CMPD patrol officer since 1988, has been placed on administrative leave without pay, Chief Kerr Putney said at a new conference Friday.

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Joe Marusak has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1989 covering the people, municipalities and major news events of the region, and was a news bureau editor for the paper. He currently reports on breaking news.
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