The heat is on.....
According to a source with access to Chief Monroe's inner circle, things aren't much fun on Trade Street. Apparently Chief Monroe is in foul mood and when RoMo ain't happy ain't no one happy.
The Chief has never been happy with a couple of obscure blogs (The Meck Deck ) that detail his every move, mistake and vice. At one point reportedly threatening to fire and or arrest the person responsible for the Charlotte's Police Chief Exposed story posted on this blog one year ago.
So you can imagine the tension over the Marcus Jackson case with the media in "Black Helicopters" circling over CMPD headquarters 24/7. Add Rob Tufano's pathetic attempt to spin the Jackson files on WBT Talk Radio on Tuesday with a repeat performance digging a deeper hole on Wednesday. Followed by another Observer Editorial City secrecy corrodes public trust in police (I think they meant erodes, since corrosion adds weight) which nods to blogs and the Rob-T on air spin attempts via WBT.
The over the top focus on pre-hire screening and ever changing facts and smoke screen about discipline issues and suspensions inside the Jackson file give tremendous weight to the reported free pass that sources tell Cedar Posts Jackson was given. A free pass that allowed him or even prompted him to commit his attacks on Charlotte women.
At this point Chief Monroe has only two choices; come clean and open the file to someone without an ax to grind (former county commissioner Dan Ramirez comes to mind) who can report to the public via city council or..... lawyer up.
According to sources last night Chief Monroe is doing the latter.
One can only hope it is not true.