- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police has arrested one of its officers on assault charges after they say he used excessive force on a suspect in custody.

A statement from police says Officer Jason Van Aken was arrested Friday and charged with assault inflicting serious injury and simple assault. Both charges are misdemeanors.

Police say the charges stem from an investigation into whether Van Aken used excessive force on 30-year-old Terance G. Malachi, who was in custody for carrying a concealed weapon charge.

The investigation showed that on Aug. 14, Malachi was in handcuffs and leg shackles in an interview room when Van Aken pushed him into a wall. Malachi suffered a broken collarbone.

Van Aken is on unpaid administrative leave and turned in his gun and badge while an internal investigation continues.

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