Back in May CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe announced several promotions including Major Vicki Foster who was transferred to the Office of the Chief, and promoted to the newly created position of Executive Officer. The announcement of the promotion and the job without a clear description left pretty much everyone asking why?
But the reason may now be clear, and clouds have also suddenly lifted as to why the Chief who shys away from local media would agree to allowing the First 48 reality show to follow CMPD Homicide detectives.
The answer seems to be that Vicki Foster who along with her boyfriend Melvin Key have been promoting their own reality show "American Body Guard". What better way to coax a television production company to invest in your show than to help them gain access to Charlotte's Homicide Division.
Readers of Cedar Posts might recall that Vicki Foster had denied any connection with Melvin Key's MVP Protective Services Company other than to say she served as agent when he formed the company.
It continues to appear that Ms. Foster's involvement with MVP Protective Services, LLC is contrary to North Carolina regulations regarding law enforcement personnel and CMPD directives covering secondary employment, which state that "Command personnel may not engage in law enforcement secondary employment without the prior approval of the Chief of Police". Clearly the Chief must have approved Foster's involvement with MVP.
The connection to "reality television" and the no description job for Foster all points back to Chief Monroe who for some reason has given Ms. Foster free run of the house and all the time she needs to pursue other interests outside her CMPD salaried job.
Major Props to the Cedar Post's reader who pointed out the video.
Cedar Posts Update:
Just as the CP Reader who forwarded the link to me predicted, the Foster Video was taken down within 24 hours.
But a very interesting twist has emerged. Seems a group of citizens who are supporters of atheism saw the video and noticed that Ms. Foster stated "If you don't believe in God, I can't help you."
Which brings about an interesting question, does Ms. Foster let her religion get in the way of protecting Charlotte's citizens who are not Christians?
Would she refuse to help someone who is a Jew? a Muslim? a non-believer? The discussion is here.