CMPD officer charged with communicating threats

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was arrested overnight after police say he was intoxicated and communicated a threat to harm officers.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was arrested overnight after police say he was intoxicated and communicated a threat to harm officers.

The incident  happened around 1:15 a.m. at the Transit center on East Trade Street in uptown when someone called 911 in reference to a belligerent person.

When officers arrived at the Transit Center they spoke to Blair.  Investigators say Blair was intoxicated and communicated a threat to harm officers.

Blair was arrested and charged with intoxicated and disruptive and communicating threats.  He was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.

NBC Charlotte was there when Blair was released from jail around 5:15 a.m. Friday.  When asked if he had anything to say about the incident, Blair said he didn't have anything to say.

“Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are expected to conduct themselves to the highest professional standards and will be held accountable when they fail to do so. At no time will this department tolerate behavior that violates the law or our community’s trust,” Chief Kerr Putney said in a statement.

Blair was hired by CMPD on October 26, 2015 and is assigned to the Steele Division.  He has been placed on administrative leave.  A criminal and internal investigation into the incident is underway.

 

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