WSOC is reporting that CMPD wants $1 from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, saying it needs the money to continue to keep schools safe.
In the WSOC report that aired Thursday night Foster said that the police department’s contract calls for the schools to pay $2.375 million for resource officers next year, but the year after that CMPD is asking schools to pay $3.6 million.
“We’re also over budget, like most agencies now, and we’re looking at ways to save money, so it’s just an option,” Foster said.
But CMS officials disagree saying they aren't over budget, that CMS has always remained within the budget guidelines set down by the Mecklenburg BOCC.
No real news here, everyone knew Chief Monroe has been spending money like there will be no tomorrow, but this is the first time one of his command staff admited not only are they over budget but they think everyone else is as well.
The Meck Deck's Jeff Taylor takes it all one step more asking if the CMPD has turned crackhead worth the read here.