Yet another attack on CMPD reserve officers has surfaced. Two retired CMPD officers each with 30 plus years of service have recently been fired from their part time positions.
The two officers had been working for the Panthers organization at the Bank of America stadium since the team was formed, one working on the field and the other unnamed officer in a plain clothes position.
According to a knowledgeable source both reserve officers were told their services were no longer required because the Richardson’s had decided they did not want reserves working at BofA stadium.
Apparently both reserve officers were given the opportunity to take positions outside the stadium working traffic control or they could resign.
The news of the alleged decision by the Richardson’s was told to both officers by CMPD Captain Andy Kornberg. It’s no secret that Kornberg holds little respect for CMPD reserve officers and even less for Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Deputies.
Cedar Posts won’t buy into the idea that the Richardson’s made a decision to remove CMPD Reserve Officers from the payroll, so the question is did Captain Kornberg make the decision or were others like Vicki Foster and Rodney Monroe involved?
If the Panthers front office had any say in the employment of the reserves and anything to do with the removal of these two reserve officers, then it makes you wonder what kind of BS they were told about the inadequacy of the CMPD reserve officers.
Rumor has it the CMPD Major Eddie Levins who now heads all CMPD officers working at the stadium also had a hand in the firing.
Be sure to read the follow up comment posted this AM below. CP