MONROE, N.C. — Nine Monroe police officers will be suspended without pay for criminal cases that were dismissed because of incomplete investigations, according to WSOC-TV.
The city manager released the names of the officers Wednesday. The officers will be suspended without pay for five days as a result of the criminal case dismissals.
Five of the nine officers are detectives, and all have worked at Monroe Police Department for several years, authorities said.
The Union County District Attorney announced last month he had to dismiss 39 pending cases because those officers didn’t complete investigations or file necessary paperwork and evidence.
The cases dismissed involved suspected drug dealers, fraud and a man who allegedly shot into a car with a toddler inside. Officials said the suspensions will take place within the next two weeks.
The city said it will continue to make policy changes to ensure this never happens again.
The suspended officers include Det. Rick Garcia, Det. Nick Brummer, Det. Glenn Jenkins, Det. Daniel Stroud, Det. Renee Hower, Patrol Officer Josie Lodder, Patrol Officer Don Elkins, Patrol Officer Travis Furr and Officer Darren Nash.
Read more: WSOC-TV