Charlotte-Meck police officer resigns amid sex scandal

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Another officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is in trouble for allegedly committing a sex act while on the job.

Several police sources say Almendarez was on duty early Saturday morning when he took a break at the Fuel Pizza restaurant located on Central Avenue. According to the CMPD, witnesses reported Almendarez followed a woman out of the restroom after they allegedly engaged in a sexual act.

A witness called 311 and told a CMPD Sergeant about the alleged incident.

The police department was able to pinpoint Almendarez to the accusation by using the GPS locator on his police car.  Almendarez reportedly later resigned from the police department.

Hamlett Almendarez is the second CMPD officer assigned to the Eastway Division within a matter of weeks to lose his job over an alleged sex act.

Almendarez has not been charged with a crime.  However, his former co-worker, Marcus Jackson, does face several sex assault charges. Jackson was fired after several women say he pulled them over and sexually assaulted them.

CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe says Jackson should have never been hired, but the department failed to do a proper background check.

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