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Mecklenburg County Deputy Sheriff Fired After Domestic Violence Arrest

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

Mecklenburg County Deputy Sheriff Minique Jackson has been fired from her position after she was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon stemming from a domestic violence incident at her home Wednesday morning, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office said.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested Jackson after a call at 4:14 a.m. Wednesday where a man said he was punched in the face and struck with a blunt object. He had visible signs of injuries, police said.  

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden said in a statement that he was "deeply disappointed in the conduct of one of my deputies."

"All employees of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office are expected to demonstrate professional and ethical conduct both on and off-duty," McFadden said. "Violations of the law are not acceptable and in absolute conflict with the high standards of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office."

Jackson had been employed at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office since July 30, 2008.

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