The city of Charlotte today released former police officer Marcus Jackson's termination letter after a judge ruled the document is public record under the state's new personnel law.
Click here to read the termination letter.
Jackson's attorneys argued the letter should not be released until criminal charges are resolved, citing state law allowing material in ongoing investigations to be withheld.
But Superior Court Judge Robert Ervin disagreed.
Observer attorney Jon Buchan successfully argued that the dismissal letter is public record and not investigative material.
In the dismissal, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe cited two December 2009 incidents in which Jackson is accused of conducting traffic stops on women. Six women have accused Jackson of sexually assaulting them while he was on duty.
- Doug Miller