Like Mississippi hounds on the trail of an escaped convict, Charlotte's local media have picked up the scent of Chief Monroe's ethics deprived command with WSOC , The Charlotte Observer and WBTV running nearly back to back stories.
Seems Reserve Officers are unhappy with the Chief's forced demotions of nearly a dozen officers including the Reserve Commander. In fact the Chief's wide ranging memo to City Council defending the changes is so contradictory in nature it should have taken some members of council by surprise.
Amazingly the Chief refers to Reserve Officers as so "lacking in training" that the public must be warned and in another paragraph explains that the Reserve Force is a intergral part of CMPD.
Yet with crazed memos and odd directives Chief Monroe continues to fight crime and admittedly things seem to be pretty quiet around Charlotte.
But CMPD rank and file are not happy as evidenced by a doctored New York Post cartoon of the "Chimp" being gunned down by Police. The rather unprintable caption and poor taste has kept Cedar Posts from uploading the image.
So if a demoralized Police Department means lower crime "rates" is it worth it?
So far apparently so. But Cedar Posts thinks Charlotte deserves better!