Despite recent revelations that Chief Monroe had repeatedly lied regarding Marcus Jackson, Charlotte City Council members continue to strongly support the Chief.
"I believe I can speak for all my colleagues and tell you that we all support Chief Monroe. We have seen unprecedented improvements in the area of public safety over the last 18 months and we should all be pleased with that." - Michael Barnes Charlotte City Council
"I support Chief Monroe & look forward to receiving cont'd good results from his leadership in lowering Charlotte's crime rate." - Warren Cooksey Charlotte City Council
"I support Chief Monroe and he good work he is doing." - Susan Burgess Mayor Pro Tem
WFAE's Lisa Miller tries to explain why Charlotte's City Council has moved on:
Last month, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe said he only knew of one suspension against former Officer Marcus Jackson. He said that suspension involved speeding.
Jackson is the rookie officer who has been accused of sexually assaulting six women while on duty. WFAE reported this morning that a review board suspended him twice. A memo addressed to Monroe detailed a second suspension involving a domestic dispute.
A Mint Hill police report says Jackson forced open the door of his estranged wife's home, damaging the door and frame. A review board suspended Jackson for a period of 16 hours and said he should have been charged with a misdemeanor for breaking and entering. In this segment from Friday's All Things Considered, WFAE's Simone Orendain discusses some of the immediate reaction to the revelations.
Read the rest of Simone Orendain and Lisa Miller's report here on WFAE.
Finally Neal Rodgers the attorney suing of behalf of two of Marcus Jackson's victims says he believes details about this second suspension shows the city was negligent.
"It confirms I believe suspicions that we have had all along that there is more to officer Jackson 's story and why he was retained on the police department that neither we nor the public has learned," Rodgers says.
Cedar Posts hears there is some sort of DC Metro connection. Much like that of Foster, Ray-T, Rob-T and Pearsall.