Couple Sues Former NC Officer Accused Of Assault

A couple has sued North Carolina's largest city and a former Charlotte police officer who is accused of sexually assaulting women while in uniform.

The Charlotte Observer reports the couple filed the civil suits Friday, alleging abuse of power by former Office Marcus Jackson and "inept" hiring practices.

They say the 26-year-old officer pulled them over Dec. 28 and made them follow him to a church parking lot. They say he fondled the woman, claiming he needed to search her, then ordered her boyfriend to fondle her as Jackson watched.

Six women over the past month have accused Jackson of sexually assaulting them. A grand jury has indicted Jackson in three cases. Jackson was arrested Dec. 30 and is in the Mecklenburg County jail.

An attorney for the city declined comment.

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