CMPD Officer Charged In Domestic Violence Investigation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have charged one of their own officers in a domestic violence investigation.

Detectives say Stephanie Michalowski, a CMPD officer since October of 2020, has been charged with Simple Assault and Misdemeanor False Imprisonment for her involvement in this case.

On June 29th, officers say they made contact with a person who was involved in an altercation.

Officers say this person told them that they had been allegedly assaulted by Michalowski.

The officer conducting the investigation notified a CMPD police supervisor immediately, who then notified the CMPD Internal Affairs Division, and an internal investigation began.

Police say Michalowski was assigned to patrol and has been placed on administrative leave without pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

Chief of Police Johnny Jennings says “It is always disheartening to me when I learn that one of our officers has violated the very laws that we are sworn to uphold. Professional accountability is a priority for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, and our officers are expected to maintain this standard at all times.”

The investigation into this case remains active and ongoing.

Police ask anyone with more information on this case to call Detective Bumgarner at 704-336-2790 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.