Embattled Police Chief Rodney Monroe seems to be running a duck and cover operation.
What troubles Cedar Posts are the questions that a January 5th WSOC TV news story reported.
Accused Officer Suspended Twice Before Incidents
Fired Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Officer Marcus Jackson was suspended twice in 2009, just weeks before being charged with sexually assaulting two women during traffic stops.
Eyewitness News has learned Jackson was suspended for two days in September. An internal review board found Jackson was speeding on the way to a call. After a fellow officer crashed on the way to a call last summer, CMPD said Jackson reported that he and that officer were traveling 45 miles an hour when they were actually driving at least 75 mph.
In November, Jackson was suspended again for conduct unbecoming an officer. Police in Mint Hill responded to a call and found that Jackson had broken through a door to gain entrance to his estranged wife’s apartment. Because Jackson’s name was still on the apartment’s lease, Mint Hill Police filed no charges. But a CMPD internal investigation found he should have been charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering. For the second time in two months, he was suspended for two days.
Rob-T is working hard to spin the "we have made changes in our screening process" mea culpa while dodging and weaving around the mystery suspensions.
Truth is the failed screening is less concerning than a system that over looked wrong doing for the sake of diversity.