Friday, September 12, 2014

CMPD Officer Charged


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Jason Van Aken was arrested Friday by CMPD detectives and charged with misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury and simple assault.

The charges stem from a criminal investigation which the CMPD launched to determine whether Van Aken used excessive force on the victim, Terance G. Malachi, 30, who was in custody on a carrying a concealed gun charge.

During the investigation, detectives determined, the victim was in custody, in handcuffs and leg shackles, in the CMPD’s Metro Division interview room when Van Aken pushed the victim into a wall.

Malachi was taken to a hospital and was diagnosed with a broken collarbone as a result of the assault.

In addition to his arrest, Van Aken has also been placed on unpaid administrative leave and has had his gun and badge removed while the internal investigation continues.

Van Aken was hired by the CMPD on April 25, 2011, and was last assigned to the Metro Division as a patrol officer.

Cedar's Take: OK Kids this is getting little old. Video cameras and cell phones mean saying "He fell; Twice..."  just isn't going to cut it any longer. From what I hear Malachi had it coming, just the same come on let's use our heads.


Anonymous said...

Typical high end hypocrisy coming from the ones who pride themselves in hiring, training and employing the best. Still more to come from what I understand.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me why one officer would be on paid leave and the other on un-paid? Both arrested on criminal charges.

Anonymous said...

Why was Gerson in Freedom not charged for a far worse assault he committed on a suspect at Walmart? Gerson totally went Farva from Super Troopers on this guy at Wally World.

Anonymous said...

Did he shoplift a liter of cola?!

Anonymous said...

It is who always, "Who you know".

Anonymous said...

Hit the radio!

Anonymous said...

Shenanigans! lol

Anonymous said...

That place with all the goofy stuff on the walls and mozzarella sticks?