Word has it that Chief Rodney Monroe has hired WBTV Rob Tufano as his spokesman.
Cedar Posts pointed out several weeks ago the Chief Monroe needed a handler so this may become a positive development, but Meck Deck's Jeff Taylor reminds us:
"Recall that Chief Rodney Monroe blew into town and fired existing CMPD spokespeople, saying he’d do the job himself and save money to boot."
Jeff points out that over the past few weeks, "Monroe and CMPD experience some negative press, including stories that involve Monroe’s family members and top CMPD officials and practices".
Which might explain why, "WBTV’s police beat reporter Rob Tufano is jumping the fence to be CMPD’s new spokesman."
Jeff continues by asking: "(Does) this make anyone else go, Hmmmm?"
Tufano adds another layer of spin to the CMPD, giving Chief Monroe the always handy "our spokesman was misinformed".
While the Chief continues to enjoy the Bobcats home games and can be seen almost nightly, standing in the tunnel or sitting next to Bobcat's owner Bob Johnson, the chief no longer blocks the sidewalk with his custom black LTD as Cedar Posts pointed out weeks ago in our story Charlotte's Police Chief Exposed, opting instead to park at the loading dock.
We also note that CMPD Major Vicki Foster is now current on her Mecklenburg County Property Taxes. The past due balance that we pointed out among other things in our Vicki Foster story a few weeks was in excess of $3,000.00 but a check this morning shows Ms. Foster's taxes at least on her home, are now current.