Mecklenburg County, N.C., prosecutors may have to dismiss more than 100 traffic cases, some drunken-driving charges, after a police officer was convicted of criminal contempt.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Barry Grimes was found guilty Monday of criminal contempt of court for testifying untruthfully during a DWI pretrial hearing in April.
District Judge Sean Smith sentenced Grimes to 30 days in jail and fined him $500.
Grimes, who has worked for CMPD since 2008, remains free while he appeals. He has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of an internal department investigation.
Source: Charlotte Observer
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