WSOC is reporting the following:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte's City Council will soon know more about Marcus Jackson's history with the Police Department. Jackson is accused multiple sex crimes while on duty.
Whether or not the personnel information goes public is up to council members.
"I think that's micro-managing, which is not our role," Republican Councilman Andy Dulin said.
Dulin said he trusts the city's manager and police chief to make any necessary changes, without the council getting involved. But Dulin said it comes down to what's in the file. He'll vote yes, he said, if it's in the public interest. "If we decide we need to go forward with it," Dulin said. "City Council won't have any trouble making the decision to do that."
Since his arrest earlier this month, Eyewitness News learned Jackson was suspended two different times since he joined the department in 2008.
What other information his personnel file may contain is a question still unanswered.
"We owe it to the public of at least going through the closed session and hearing the chief's position and making a decision," Mayor Anthony Foxx said.
Foxx called for the issue to be put on Monday night's agenda. Since Jackson's arrest, the mayor has said transparency may be the best way to regain public trust “That's a decision point that each council member will have to get to," Foxx said.
Eyewitness News also spoke to councilmen Patrick Cannon and James Mitchell this weekend. Mitchell said he's still undecided. Cannon said he's leaning toward voting "no." But again, he said it all depends on what information is in that file.
Cedar's Take Away:
First Andy Dulin needs to get the hook next election and expect Cedar Posts will make an effort to have Mr. Dulin excused.
If the file is released it has been cleansed.
If the file isn't released it is damming to Rodney Monroe.
If the file isn't released the only way we will learn what is in the file is during a criminal trial years from now. I don't expect this will go to trial and a plea will seal the file and RoMo misdeeds forever.
And so it goes.....