New details emerge in sexual battery cases against CMPD officer
Neither prosecutors or the defense got their way at Monday's bond hearing for former Charlotte Mecklenburg police Officer Marcus Jackson. Jackson is accused of assaulting five women. A district judge rejected requests to hike and lower the bond. Also at Monday's hearing, new details emerged about what he's accused of doing to people he pulled over in traffic stops. WFAE's Lisa Miller reports. Jackson 's bond will remain at $423,000. The former officer stood in court as Assistant District Attorney Samantha Pendergrass detailed the charges against him. Five women have accused Jackson of committing sex crimes after pulling them over on traffic stops. "I don't think doubling all bonds would be inappropriate," Pendergrass told the judge. She also described in greater detail Jackson 's alleged crimes. A 17-year old girl says after Jackson forced her to perform oral sex, he showed up at her home at 3:30 a.m. Her mom answered the door and he returned her ID. Also, a couple says Jackson pulled them over, separated them and began fondling the woman and then tried to force the man to do the same. Pendergrass says Jackson left them alone after the man began taking down his license number. The couple, seated in front of Jackson 's family, told the judge the assault made them scared to leave their homes. The couple has also hired an attorney. The law firm's marketing manager attended the hearing. Two of Jackson 's high school friends also attended the hearing. Police have declined to say what evidence they have against Jackson . Last week, Sgt. Darrell Price acknowledged the department has some video captured by Jackson 's police car. "As most people know, we do have digital video in the vehicles and we have audio. In some of these cases we had some and in some of these cases we had none," Price said. Police cruiser cameras activate whenever emergency lights are turned on. But the cameras can be manually turned off. CMPD cars also have GPS systems that track the cruisers' whereabouts. At the bond hearing, Pendergrass said police have been able to corroborate the victims' account with the GPS system on Jackson 's patrol car.