To: Media Release
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 5:05 PM
Subject: Officer David Jones III
Case Update, December 21, 2011
On Wednesday December 21, 2011, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department suspended Officer David Jones III without pay and cited him for termination from the department as the result of an internal investigation. The recommendation for this action was the outcome of an Independent Chain of Command Review Board which examined the information gathered during the internal investigation.
The investigation was launched following a December 7, 2011, incident in which Jones was accused of assaulting an individual. There is still an active criminal investigation being conducted by Matthews Police Department concerning the incident.
On Friday, December 9, 2011, an arrest warrant was obtained for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer David Jones III. Jones was charged with assault inflicting serious injury.
It has been alleged that Jones assaulted an individual who struck the vehicle of a family member of his during a motor vehicle collision on December 7, 2011 in Matthews. The individual who Jones is accused of assaulting was treated at a local hospital and was arrested and charged with DUI upon his release.
Jones turned himself in to the Magistrates Office this afternoon and is in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.
Officer Jones has been with the CMPD since September 27, 2000. He is assigned to the South Division and is currently on paid administrative leave pending a parallel criminal and internal investigation. The criminal investigation is being conducted by the Matthews Police Department. Detectives with the CMPD Internal Affairs Division will conduct the department’s internal investigation.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information concerning the event is asked to call the Matthews Police Department Criminal Investigations at 704.847.7755.
Robert A. Tufano
Office of the Chief
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
601 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202