North Carolina: cop fined $500 and tossed in slammer for 30 days for lying in DWI trial


From Charlotte Observer

Mecklenburg prosecutors may have to dismiss more than 100 traffic cases, some  drunken-driving charges, after a police officer was convicted of criminal  contempt.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Barry Grimes was found guilty Monday of  criminal contempt of court for testifying untruthfully during a DWI pretrial  hearing in April.
District Judge Sean Smith sentenced Grimes to 30 days in jail and fined him  $500. …MORE