Attorney Neal Rodgers, who is representing two of Jackson's accusers, hopes to get his hands on the Jackson file during the discovery process of the victims' civil suit against Jackson and the city.
"It is the best opportunity to get at and understand the manner in which Officer Jackson was hired," Rodgers told WBT's Keith Larson Show Tuesday.
That file, Rodgers said, would also point to why Jackson was allowed to stay on the force despite his reported discipline problems.
Rodgers predicts a judge will have to decide whether he gets the file, as he expects the city to challenge him.
WBT has also posted the following tidbit.
Appearing on WBT's Tara Servatius Show Tuesday, police spokesman Rob Tufano told fill-in host Wayne Powers Monday's City Council decision was a "prudent decision."
"If we give the public any access to Jackson's file, where do we draw the line?" Tufano said. "We get into a dicey area."
Tufano said he was only aware of one suspension on Jackson's record, not two as some media have reported.
"The suspension that I specifically saw did not rise to the level of termination," Tufano said.
You can read the rest of the WBT story here. So using words like "The suspension that I specifically saw" and "Aware" Rob begins to let the truth out. So if you saw one then there could be others?
Update: A couple of names have surfaced as potential witnesses regarding the hiring of Marcus Jackson. Sources tell Cedar Posts the Neal Rodgers is preparing to contact CMPD recruiter Ernie Ostrove, and recently retired CMPD Sgt Mark Davis. Also up for possible deposition Captain Gerald Smith and of course Chief Rodney Monroe.
And check out Jeff Taylor's The Meck Deck Blog for more details about CMPD's Rob T and RoMo Show.