Monroe declined to comment after the City Council voted not to look into the Marcus Jackson file, at least that is what the Charlotte Observer is reporting:
"He left the Government Center immediately and walked to police headquarters two blocks away. Asked by reporters if he had any comment, he said no as he stepped into an elevator."
But back up just a second. After the vote that put a lid on Marcus Jackson's file, Chief Monroe quickly left the meeting and walked two blocks to CMPD headquarters. Along the way several reports peppered him with questions not just the Charlotte Observer.
As he was leaving, WFAE asked him if he played a role in reducing any of Jackson's suspensions. He said, "None, none whatsoever."
Listen to Chief Monroe's short response and Lisa Miller's entire report here.
Did the Chief Monroe just admit that Jackson's suspensions were reduced? Was this a slip up? Or just a little bit of confusion?
Remember law enforcement personnel are well trained on how to answer questions during testimony during a criminal trial. Officers know accurately answering questions is imperative.