Charlotte's print and broadcast media are piling on RoMo this afternoon.
Even City Council is getting in on the action, with Patrick Cannon and Andy Dulin calling for the Chief to appear before City Council next week.
Seems a third woman has come forward to report that she was sexually assaulted by former CMPD police officer Marcus Jackson who is already accused of two similar crimes.
Marcus Jackson Courtesy of Mecklenburg
County Sheriff's Office
Meanwhile RoMo is holding another press conference deflecting any potential finger pointing by noting that Jackson should have never been hired as a police officer because he had a restraining order against him in 2005.
RoMo has already pointed out the Jackson was hired before RoMo took the job as CMPD Chief.
Arrest warrants provide some details of the crimes Jackson is accused of committing.
Jackson offered not to write one of the victims a ticket in exchange for her performing oral sex on him, according to one of the warrants. Jackson and the victim did engage in the sex act, the warrant says.
Before Jackson was hired, court documents reveal that judges had twice issued restraining orders against Jackson for incidents of domestic violence before he was hired as a police officer. The first was in 2003 when Jackson, then 19, and a student at UNC Charlotte, was dating a 15-year-old Harding High School student.
Police said they were aware of the 2003 incident but not the 2005 incident. If they had known about the second incident, Monroe said, Jackson would not have been hired.
But Cedar Posts has learned from more than one source that RoMo interceded on Jackson's behalf by reducing a recommended 15 day suspension to a two day suspension.
Jackson was suspended for two days in September. An internal review board found Jackson had falsified an accident report. After a fellow officer crashed on the way to a call last summer, CMPD said Jackson reported that officer was traveling 45 miles an hour when he was 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.
Charges prior to female number three coming forward are:
0926238101 MISDEMEANOR SEXUAL BATTERY - BY FORCE/AGAINST WILL
0926238301 FELONY SEX OFFENSE - 2ND DEGREE BY FORCE AGAINST WILL
0926238601 FELONY KIDNAPPING
0926238701 FELONY EXTORTION
0926238801 MISDEMEANOR INDECENT EXPOSURE
0926238901 MISDEMEANOR SEXUAL BATTERY - BY FORCE/AGAINST WILL
0926239001 FELONY FELONIOUS RESTRAINT
0926239201 FELONY FELONIOUS RESTRAINT