Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Officer Candyce Sellars, 38, was arrested on July 14, 2022 in Charlotte, NC. Officer Candyce is accused of threatening 2 people. Officer Candyce played women's basketball for High Point University in the early 2000's.
On July 13, 2022, officers responded to a 911 call regarding a victim being threatened with bodily harm, allegedly by a known suspect. During the investigation, officers learned of a second victim who also reported being threatened with bodily harm.
The suspect was identified as Officer Candyce Sellars. A patrol supervisor responded to the scene and immediately notified the CMPD Internal Affairs Division, who then began an internal investigation.
Detectives presented this case to a Mecklenburg County Magistrate, who in lieu of a summons, issued two warrants on two counts of communicating threats for the arrest of Officer Candyce.
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Officer Candyce turned herself in to the Mecklenburg County Detention Center and was arrested, charged with 2 counts of communicating threats.
Officer Candyce has been employed with the police department since April 2015 and was assigned to the Community Services Division as a school resource officer. Officer Candyce has been placed on administrative assignment pending the outcome of the Internal Affairs Division investigation.
Chief of Police Johnny Jennings said:
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.
In jail, Officer Candyce was likely placed in protective custody since she is a cop. Cops in jail with the very inmates that they arrest don't mix well.