Chief Rodney Monroe knew Jackson was a time bomb, but did nothing according to a report by WFAE.
A CMPD review board ruled that during the incident where Jackson broke down the door at his ex-wife's house that he had indeed violated two Rules of Conduct – "unbecoming conduct" and "conformance with laws."
In a memo dated the same day, Major Tim Danchess of CMPD's Internal Affairs Bureau informed Chief Monroe of the review board's ruling.
The memo says, quote, "The Mint Hill officers incorrectly thought that since Jackson's name was on the lease he had a right to gain entry to the residence, when in fact, his actions constituted a misdemeanor breaking and entering."
The memo goes on to say, "The board determined that the allegations were sustained. The corrective action was determined to be that Officer Jackson be suspended for a period of 16 hours."
Yet Chief Monroe took no further action and Jackson continued his assault on women.
According to several CMPD senior officers that Cedar Posts has been in contact with, Jackson should have been fired for falsifying a police report in July. Further CP has learned that Jackson's application file was sent up to the Civil Service Board "clean" and yet Chief Monroe told the media, that he knew nothing about either the second 2005 attack or the attack on Jackson's ex wife.
Clearly the Chief has been lying.
Given the fact we know that Jackson should have been fired in July or at least after he attacked his ex-wife, what should we do with the man who should be setting the example for the entire department?
Remember back in Janaury we were telling the world about Jackson's "2" suspensions while Rob-T and Rodney were saying "1"? Yep that was Cedar Posts.
Jeff Taylor at The Meck Deck and WFAE were paying attention, Chris Kirkpatrick at the Observer was pushing the story but he was losing traction.
Even now the major media outlets, Charlotter Observer, WBTV, WSOC aren't paying this a lot of attention.
Warren Cooksey even tweets he looks forward to supporting the chief.
So where do we go from here?
Do we condone Chief Monroe's behavior? Is lying to the public ok? Maybe that is why Ray Tarasovic has tendered his resignation effective July of this year? Maybe he couldn't take the lying any longer?
But besided Cooksey, who else thinks lying to the public is OK?
Honestly Rodney Monroe was a bad hire, Curt the Clown Walton failed to properly vet Monroe and I think Charlotte really does deserve better.