Charlotte police officer charged with giving alcohol to children

North Carolina
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A Charlotte police officer is charged with child abuse after the department says he served alcohol to children ages one and six years old, according to our CBS affiliate WBTV.

WBTV reports that Officer Robert Milton, 56, gave alcohol to his one year old and his former girlfriend’s six year old.

Milton is currently on unpaid administrative leave.

WBTV got this statement from Chief Kerry Putney in response to this announcement, saying, “I am disappointed by this incident. As we honor the men and women in law enforcement this week, it is important that the community understands the overwhelming majority of police officers serve with integrity. Officers who betray their oath and break the law will be held accountable for their actions.”

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