Charlotte, NC [Wednesday, January 12, 2022] The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) released body-worn camera (BWC) videos that was successfully petitioned to the court for release in three separate cases. A synopsis of each case is below with links to the corresponding BWC videos:
On the evening of June 16, 2021, Officers Bradley Schwob and Parker Baxley arrived at a vehicle crash to find the entire front of one of the vehicles fully engulfed by fire. As several people stood by watching, Officer Baxley directed a bystander to help him drag an injured person lying on the ground to safety. Officer Schwob then learned that there was a person still in the vehicle on the passenger side. Officers Schwob and Baxley pulled the man to safety, saving his life.
On July 2, 2021, Officer David Turner responded to a crash to find a burning vehicle with a woman trapped inside. Officer Turner and two other drivers worked side-by-side to help bring the woman to safety. One of the good Samaritans was able to finally pull her from the vehicle. The woman in the car had only minor injuries.
On Sunday, June 13, 2021 an Assault With a Deadly Weapon incident took place in the 500 block of West Cama Street in the Westover Patrol Division. An adult male had suffered life-threatening stab wounds and reported to officers that it had been a known female suspect who had stabbed him numerous times. With information provided to the investigating officers by the victim, the officers developed a suspect name of Jasmine Horne. During the course of the investigation, the name of Jasmine Horne and a vehicle associated with the name of Jasmine Horne was entered into the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's License Plate Reader system.
On Monday, June 14, 2021 the License Plate Reader system monitored a hit in the Metro Patrol Division for the vehicle associated with the name of Jasmine Horne. This information was provided to the Metro Patrol Division over the radio. Metro Division Officers located the vehicle parked in the 2700 block of Englehardt Street with Jasmine Horne inside of the vehicle. Jasmine Horne was handcuffed and detained in a patrol vehicle that was on scene. Jasmine Horne continued to be cooperative, compliant, and assisted in the investigation. Through continued investigation by the officers, it was determined that Jasmine Horne was not the suspect in the ADW from West Cama Street. Jasmine Horne was released on scene within 15 minutes of her first being placed in handcuffs. Jasmine Horne did not report any injuries as a result of this interaction, and she did not have any apparent injuries. The officers who had detained Jasmine Horne were not injured.
Officers of the CMPD continued the investigation into the original ADW case on West Cama Street, and were able to close the case by arresting Jaselyn Horne on Wednesday June 16, 2021 for the crime of Attempted First Degree Murder.
An external complaint for the misidentification and detention of Jasmine Horne was received by the CMPD. An internal investigation was conducted by the CMPD Internal Affairs Bureau. The actions of the officers that detained Jasmine Horne were found to be within policy of the CMPD as the officers were acting in good faith with the information that they were provided. There is an ongoing internal investigation to determine if any policies were violated in entering Jasmine Horne's name into the License Plate Reader system.