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Durham police officer charged with assaulting wife

Posted January 14, 2015

James John Cartwright

— A Durham police officer has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with assault, police said Wednesday.

Cpl. James John Cartwright, 41, of Knightdale, was charged with assault on a female and interfering with emergency communications.

Wake County deputies said Cartwright's wife alleged that he assaulted her Tuesday night in their car on Interstate 440.

Cartwright has been employed by the Durham Police Department since 1998 and is assigned to the Patrol Bureau.

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  • North Carolina Cutie Jan 14, 2015

    I am glad women are not being afraid to report abuse.