Friday, January 28, 2011
Former CMPD Officer Marcus Jackson Costs Heading Towards 1 Million
NC Dept of Corrections Photo
According to the "Local Paper" The city of Charlotte has agreed to pay $350,000 to a 17-year-old victim of Marcus Jackson who recently plead guilty to sexually assaulted several women while on duty.
This is the second settlement involving former officer Marcus Jackson. In October, the city agreed to pay $225,000 to another woman victim and her boyfriend who were assaulted by Jackson.
Jackson pleaded guilty in December to sexually assaulting six women and was sentenced to two years in prison.
Legal fees, court costs, as well as expected settlements to other victims will clearly push the Marcus Jackson fiasco well past one Million dollars.
Attorneys for the victims have said the city’s background checks before Jackson was hired missed red flags, including a 2005 restraining order that accused Jackson of hitting and slapping his girlfriend.
Cedar Posts has found documentation the hints Marcus Jackson's personnel file was cleaned up before it was presented to the City's Civil Service board. Chief Monroe's long time number two, Raymond Tarasovic resigned in part due to the handling of the Marcus Jackson event.
On January 25, 2011 Jackson was transferred to the North Carolina Department of Corrections Pamlico facility at Bayboro, NC.
NC Dept of Corrections Pamlico Photo
According to North Carolina Dept of Corrections records Jackson is scheduled to be released on July 2, 2012. More details are here.