CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A former CMPD officer is having his day in court Wednesday, after saying he was unfairly fired from his job.
- Michael Tinsley served the city of Charlotte for more than 10 years with CMPD but made headlines when he was fired in 2014, accused of abusing his authority and misusing equipment
- Those charges were dropped but Tinsley still lost his job
- According to a judge's order, the City of Charlotte paid Tinsley nearly $50,000 in a settlement
Michael Tinsley served the City of Charlotte for more than 10 years with CMPD but made headlines when he was fired in 2014, accused of abusing his authority and misusing equipment.
He also faced accusations from another officer, Aimee Aquino, who claims Tinsley sexually assaulted her.
Those charges were dropped, but Tinsley still lost his job.
Meanwhile Officer Aquino is still on the job, even though in 2014 a jury found she slandered Tinsley after making the sexual assault allegation.
According to a judge's order, the City of Charlotte paid for Aquino's legal fees and paid Tinsley nearly $50,000 in a settlement in 2016. He also sued the city for race and sex discrimination. A jury ruled in favor of the sex discrimination claim for $125,000.
However, Tinsley's attorneys are asking for more than $1.5 million for back and front pay, which is what he would earn in the future as an officer.
The city has asked the court for a lower amount.
The judge says he will need some time to think about the right amount but says the city needs to remove the termination from Tinsley's record.
Meanwhile, Aquino was placed on suspension Wednesday without pay.