CMPD's finest responded in mass to another shooting at Moe's Southwest Grill on Sunday.
Sunday's robbery and shooting at Moe's Southwest Grill on East Boulevard brought back tragic memories of the 2007 murders of two employees at the same location.
But evident was also Chief Monroe's new plan for using "Area Response Commanders" and Super Sergents who are charged with getting cops onto the streets and away from standing around with their hands in their pockets, or at least that is the idea.
Sadly as the photos show the Chief's plan wasn't working at Moe's.
In fact for more than two hours, more than a dozen CMPD officers including a sergeant, and the Providence Division Commander reportedly arrived at the scene and then stood around as news crews came and went while the crooks made a clean get away.
Cedar Posts counts no less than six CMPD officers and sergeants with "their hands in their pockets" in the above photos as the crooks escaped on foot Sunday night.
As the trail went cold and WBTV, WCNC and WSOC news crews came and went CMPD officers continued to stand watch.
Rumor has it, that it was a WBTV reporter who discovered the broken fence where the perps made their escape and left a pile of the stolen loot early the next morning.
So the Chief's grand idea of putting a response commander and "Super Sergeants" on the job seems to made little change in the way our CMPD responds to a major crime scene.
Which brings to mind, do we really need another 150 officers on the payroll of a already strained city budget?