Rodney Monroe will meet with City Council today at 5:30 and so the Marcus Jackson fiasco comes down to this:
Will Charlotte City Council buy into the RoMo spin and accept the whitewash?
Will Council accept Jackson’s cleansed file as fact, or request an FBI investigation?
If Jackson’s failures while an officer of CMPD were not Monroe’s responsibilities then who is running the department?
If Jackson was indeed given only a 2 day suspension for speeding and conduct unbecoming an officer who decided that 2 days were enough?
Monroe will try to direct focus on the convenient failed hiring and screening processes. But who on council is smart enough to understand that the problem was nearly 18 months in the making with nearly 12 months of close contact when no one paid attention.
While the failure to screen is clear, the failure to supervise is a beacon pointing to the failures of Rodney Monroe.
Finally if Jackson’s file has been cleansed who among City Council will stand up to the Chief and demand the truth?