Rodney Monroe as expected appeared before Charlotte City Council dressed out in his new "command staff" uniform complete with gold banded CMPD patch, five gold rings on each sleeve and two gold stars and white shirt.
Monroe called Jackson's crimes despicable, and admitted again that CMPD dropped the ball by missing red flags in Jackson's background.
Monroe didn't answer questions from the media and none were asked by Charlotte's City Council. More about Monroe's statement to Charlotte's City Council from WFAE.
Councilman Andy Dulin was later quoted as saying, "We can rest assured this thing has got his attention. Because it makes him look bad. And the chief doesn't want to look bad. So he's going to get it fixed." WSOC Coverage is here.
Dulin voted against reviewing Jackson's file but the majority of council members voted to take a look in 2 weeks.
Dulin may have had too many drinks as he looked to be still in a holiday frame of mind, willing to believe anything the chief said as long as the chief fixed the parking ticket he was holding in his left hand.
The rest of council asked no questions of Monroe and council as a whole act like deer in the headlights when the chief entered the room.
The Chief however looked a little uncomfortable taking all the heat from the media, even though temps were in the 30's. Maybe it was the over starched white shirt.
RoMo suddenly finds himself facing the possibility of having to answer to the City Council rather than Curt the Clown.
RoMo maybe good at making up rules as he goes, dodging and weaving like a pro but the council may be better at playing "wack a rat".
To be continued.....