Here's breaking news or so we hear....
If rumors, WBT's Pete Kaliner and an email sent to Cedar Posts are correct, two members of Chief Rodney Monroe's command staff have been reassigned.
If true this would come less than 24 after Mecklenburg Superior Court Judge Richard Boner noted in open court, "I can't imagine there would be a blanket withholding of every single word" on the 911 tapes and police radio transmissions involving former police Officer Marcus Jackson.
In court Thursday, Deputy City Attorney Mark Newbold argued the tapes contain material that might compromise the investigation and prosecution of Jackson, discourage other victims from coming forward and damage Jackson's right to a fair trial.
Boner said the case has received extensive media coverage. "You've already got all the publicity out there. How could it be more damaging than what you've got?"
Newbold responded: "I wouldn't be here if there wasn't more."
Hummmmmmm, more??? Makes you wonder doesn't it?
In other odd CMPD news Lisa Miller of WFAE is reporting that the CMPD's Frisbee football program which allows officers to play Ultimate Frisbee while on the job, is costing taxpayers more than just paid recreation time. Details here.
Always on the defensive Police Chief Rodney Monroe would not speak to WFAE. Instead, his press officer released a statement saying the games never hurt the department's ability to respond to the community. The statement says the 17-game tournament has so far accomplished its goals of boosting morale and improving officers' fitness.
CMS has some issues with sexual predators this week as well. In one case the father of the young female victim is a CMPD officer. He resigned this week. This doesn't bode well for the perp. Justice may be very swift and very final in this case. Let's hope cooler heads prevail and nothing comes of the rumor that the father is going after his daughters attacker.
Stay Tuned More Soon....