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Greenville police officer terminated following stalking incident

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - The Greenville Police Department has terminated officer Carlos Melgar one month after he was charged with misusing police records and database information to stalk a woman.

Police confirm his termination was effective as of 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2013.

9 On Your Side has requested a copy of his termination letter. Greenville City Attorney Bill Little says the request will likely take a few days to process because in the midst of the holidays, the final termination letter has not been finalized yet.

Stay with us for updates.

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GREENVILLE, NC - A Greenville police officer is accused of stalking a woman.

58-year-old Carlos Melgar, a four year veteran of the Greenville Police Department, is accused of misusing police records and database information in order to identify and meet a female, who they say, he later stalked, police say.

Records show Meglar's stalking of the woman lead to "causing her fear and emotional distress," according to police.

Melgar was arrested Tuesday afternoon placed under a $5,000 unsecured bond. He's charged with one count of misdemeanor stalking.

Melgar was placed on administrative leave without pay. His police powers have been suspended.

Police later released this statement:

"The arrest of Officer Melgar reminds us all that no one is above the law and that the Greenville Police Department holds itself highly accountable to the laws and policies that govern society. This case was self-discovered and pursued by the Internal Affairs Division of the Greenville Police Department. Maintaining the public's trust that we are effective in self-policing is a top priority of my administration and sends a clear message that we are an ethical and legitimate police department that will not tolerate officer misconduct," said Chief of Police Hassan Aden about the arrest.

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