In a new twist WFAE posted the September 14, 2009 and November 5, 2009 memos from Major Tim Danchess of CMPD's Internal Affairs Bureau informing Chief Monroe of the suspensions issued on Marcus Jackson.
Yesterday WBT's Pete Kaliner told listeners that he has spoken with a "CMPD Source" who pointed out that WFAE's Victoria Cherrie was twice turned down for employment with CMPD.
Cedar Posts originally reported that Ms. Cherrie applied as an officer, this was incorrect and CP regrets the error. Ms. Cherrie applied for a position in the communications department.
It may be that CMPD's cheap shot prompted WFAE to post the memos to defend the creditability of their reporter.
The Meck Deck's Jeff Taylor points out the CMPD's Deputy chiefs, CMPD/City Attorney Mark Newbold, Monroe's chief-of-staff Ray Tarasovic, Northeast Service Area Major Diego Anselmo all were copied on the memo.
All but Kerr Puntey and David Graham who retired early in December of 2009 stood side by side with Monroe as he told reporters and City Council about the arrest of Marcus Jackson. Then on January 12, 2010 Monroe read a prepared statement regarding questions that had been circulating.
In part Monroe said: "Some are asking why wasn’t Jackson immediately terminated after an earlier act of misconduct, which was not related to his recent arrest. The media reports as it relates to what Jackson was charged with do not accurately reflect the circumstances of his case." You can read the entire statement here.
Later when asked about suspensions the Chief replied: "I'm aware of one time, one incident that he's been suspended for and that involved speed, operating a vehicle outside of policy."
Listen to WFAE's February 3, 2010 report on Jackson's first suspension here.
Listen to WFAE's February 5, 2010 report on Jackson's second suspension here.
Listen to WFAE's February 5, 2010 report on CMPD's Marcus Jackson case here.