Friday, August 20, 2010

CMPD's Vicki Foster's YouTube Video

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.



Anonymous said...

She is taking the City of Charlotte for all she can and Monroe is allowing it.

Anonymous said...

She is ghetto.

Anonymous said...

This is the person Chief Monroe promoted to Capt and then Major? And now she's his XO?

Anonymous said...

What asorry state of affairs for the city of Charlotte, CMPD and the citezenry of Charlotte. The sooner this city divest itself of ROMO and his ilk the better.

Anonymous said...

So Foster is working for Key's company while collecting a 100k salary from the CMPD doing nothing but scratching Romo B*** whenever he likes.

Cedar are you saying The First 48 was let into Charlotte so that they would consider Key's American Bodyguard?

Come on tell the whole story. You know it's out there.

Anonymous said...

Veronica Foster is listed as a PARTNER, and signed as an OWNER, along with Melvin Key, of MVP Services on an Assumed Name Certificate filed in Mecklenburg County in 2006. If she said she was only an agent, that is a blatant lie.

Anonymous said...

OMG, Could she BE any dumber?????
Honestly, what an INANE conversation....they belong on Jerry Springer.

And she is so TOLERANT, isn't she? If you don't believe as she does, she can't "work wid you". WWJS?
OTOH, sounds like her "partner" would work for the devil himself if he was paying "de man".

Could she learn how to speak english? ENUNCIATE, PLEASE!

Her "promotion" is such a travesty....she is no more qualified for even her PRESENT job than my cat, much less DC.

This is a PRIME example of the "favoritism" that has gone on under Rodney Monroe at CMPD.

Their connection goes way back to D.C.

I wouldn't be surprised if Rodney is planning on hooking up with their "company" after he has sucked CMPD dry.

That tape, and Foster, are HUGE embarrassments to Charlotte and to CMPD.

Anonymous said...

Everyone should have a look at this before Foster and Key pull it off of

Anonymous said...

They can take it off of YouTube, it's been saved and saved, so it will be online no matter what they do with it!

Anonymous said...

The title of Executive Officer would imply that the person is number two, the “Executive Officer” would be the person in charge when the chief is away, on vacation, out of town on business or simply hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Whatever the reason for the Chief being out of pocket the fact that this women is in charge of Charlotte's Police Department should be sounding alarm bells all over Charlotte.

Hello City Council Members are you paying attention?

If I was on City Council and learned that Monroe promoted Foster to Captain and Major and then Executive Officer in the short two years he's been here I'd really question his judgement.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Oh... my... gawd... this is one of the most embarassing things I have have ever seen. Even if it weren't completely unethical and inappropriate for Foster to be involved -- which it is -- and beside the fact that a promo about their sad little company is nothing more than a discussion about their small-minded views that no one cares about. What a pathetic joke.

Anonymous said...

Charlotte's finest!

Anonymous said...

So where is the show? What network? A&E? Bravo? HBO? TNT? TBS? Nowhere?
What a joke?

Anonymous said...

Notice how careful they are to never say her name? They never specifically discuss what city she works in, or what department she works for? They never discuss what the names of the mayor or the chief are in the unidentified city she works in.

It's appalling to be reminded that she's his "XO".

People, the time to speak up about what you know has been here for some time. Worrying about your job is not good enough anymore. You have to ask yourself if you are compromising your ethics for a paycheck. Keeping your job or your position won't mean a thing, if the department you work for becomes a cesspool and a laughing stock. Doing the right thing isn't supposed to be easy.

Anonymous said...

Jan. 14, 1995:
The Missing Witnesses
Officer Melvin Key was off duty and driving with his 17-year-old brother when the brother thought he saw a boy holding a gun in a woman's face. Key made a quick U-turn and doubled back on Livingston Road SE. He spotted a young man with what appeared to be a gun. No woman was visible. The off-duty officer jumped out of his Toyota and, with his service weapon drawn, identified himself as a police officer, witness statements show.

When Key ordered him to "drop the gun," the man "just kept looking at me as if he was going to do something," Key said in a police statement. Suddenly, the man raised both arms, Key said. Fearing he was about to be shot, Key fired four times, and the young man crumbled.

Roland Antonio Wells, 21, was carrying a BB gun. Wells had been arrested once, three years earlier, on a misdemeanor assault charge that prosecutors dropped the next day.

Two of Key's bullets struck Wells, one in the right knee and the other in his left abdomen. Wells died of the wounds six months later.

Two boys who were with Wells said in a videotaped deposition that they were standing 15 feet away. Wells had his hands in the air and was beginning to put the gun down when the officer fired, they said. Police did not question the boys until weeks after the shooting, and only after Wells family attorney Joel DuBoff called federal prosecutors and asked, "Why has no one talked to the children?" said DuBoff, a former assistant U.S. attorney.

The incident was never examined by the police weapon review board. It was one of four shootings involving Key in just over a year.

Three years after the shooting, in July 1998, the District settled a lawsuit brought by Wells's father by paying $67,500.

Key declined to comment. "Taking a person's life, that's something that a normal person won't ever experience – and a lot of police officers won't experience," Key told The Post. "I don't know if I could ever talk about that again."

He was promoted to sergeant in March 1997.

© Copyright 1998 The Washington Post Company

Entire Article can be seen here:

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Check out "President"....

Anonymous said...

I have no problem with anyone having a side job. HOWEVER, if she is doing any work on City time or using city issued phones for private work, that is another story. In addition, in her position, she should not be using city contacts to promote or gain business for MVP.

Anonymous said...

-Anonymous August 21, 2010 12:28 PM

Nice pickup on the bio of the "President" who is listed as a "she". It's an older version of the bio, and bears a resemblance to this one from the old CMPD website:

"Vicki Foster began her career in 1991 as a member of the 106th recruit class. She was recognized as the "Community Officer of the Year" in 1999. Her policing experience includes six years of service as a community police officer, a shift sergeant in the Adam Two Patrol District and the Fraud Unit. Vicki earned her B.A. Degree in Psychology from UNCC where she minored in Criminal Justice. She has a Masters in Business Administration from Pfeiffer University. Vicki was promoted to Captain in March 2003, serving in the Westover Division and the Family Services Division. Vicki was promoted to Major in September 2007 and now serves in the Community Services Bureau. She enjoys travel and selling real estate. Vicki says, "Use your mind to promote yourself on this job. Be confident, yet unafraid to seek advice."

The current version of the bio of the "President" found here: lists the president as a "he" and doesn't mention the MBA anymore. I wonder why? Why not do business in the open with full disclosure? We all know the answer.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:34
Are you really naive enough to believe that she isn't trading on relationships to promote business?

It's just so obvious.

It reeks of being unethical, certainly I would think it goes against the regulations.

And that video is a perfect example of being "conduct unbecoming".

If this whole "business" venture of hawking a tv show and schilling on youtube is not conduct unbecoming, then what IS??

It shows an absolutely appalling lack of judgement and class.

Anonymous said...

Key is a real winner to leave his wife and two kids for Foster.

Her shirt says it all, "Blessed". She must be to have the skills to pry a married man away from his family. She's a hypocrite, supposedly wearing her faith as some kind of badge of honor.

And why when he lives in DC, are his car and motorcycle registered in NC at her home address, along with his driver's license?

Maybe to protect him through the divorce she helped create?

JAT said...

Let's just cut to the chase -- I could go into any local pre-school ballet class and find more balls and grit than you'll find on Curt Walton.

As long as the City Manager has no problem with the Regime de RoMo, nothing else matters.

Anonymous said...

Did you know that one of the sergeants in IA had a file on Monroe, and when he found out he confiscated the file and sent him back to patrol on third shift?

Anonymous said...

What was in the file?

Anonymous said...

Nice of all the Chief Monroe haters to crawl out from under their rocks.

Most of us on patrol and in the field have nothing but the higest respect and trust for our chief. The rest are just losers who have be passed over or made to do some real work.

Whine all you like the rest of us have to carry your slack asses anyway.

Anonymous said...

5:10 read last year's survey. You're delusional a liar or both. If that's who you have the utmost respect for maybe you can share a jail cell someday.

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:10
You are clearly on here at the behest of monroe.

If you think for ONE MOMENT that patrol "respects" rodney, you are delusional and a fool.

No One, NO ONE respects rodney...they TOLERATE him because they HAVE to, plain and simple.

He is "put up with" and barely tolerated by all.

The smart people caught on to him from the very beginning and try desperately to work around him, because there IS NO WORKING WITH HIM.

The level of frustration, from what I hear, is palpable.

This latest example of HIS poor judgment is just another look at his basic lack of scruples.

So go back to smooching somewhere else Anon 5:10. There really is no use defending him, you only end up looking like a fool.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous August 21, 2010 5:10 PM

You are not a Cop.

Maybe a Captain but not a cop.

Ethics seem to have no place in your work or life.

I'm just waiting to see what happens next.

You maybe someone waiting for (I'm rubbing the back of my hand) a little help to move up in the chain, or new job assignment. That is the way it works. Like it or not it works on the shoulder tap now.

You make the real Cops shake their heads. Maybe you should apply to the SBI. They follow the some promotion policy as we do now.

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:03
I would imagine his IA file was pretty full.....too many transgressions to list.

I imagine Marcus Jackson played a major part in the file.

Anonymous said...

After this embarrassing, unethical and completely over the top in terms of conduct unbecoming, if he promotes her to Deputy Chief, then he is operating without any restraints.

Curt Walton is a joke, sorry.

But, you know, I can see little rodney doing that. Just thumbing his nose as he has done all along, and quite blatantly getting away with it.

He does whatever he wants, promotes whomever he wants....the same old story with him.

God, it is going to take so long for CMPD to recover from his regime.

Anonymous said...

Uh-Oh, video removed! LOL

Don't they know that it is STILL out there, copies and copies and copies of it?

Too ridiculous and embarrassing.

Anonymous said...

She will need it for her hearing....LOL

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... what does it tell us that the video was removed?! I mean, if it was as acceptable and "Monroe-approved" as it must have been, surely there would have been no need to remove it. Something stinks, but lord help us all if he promotes Foster to DC. She is no more worthy of that leadership position than Monroe is in his... oh, wait, that's the problem, isn't it? HE makes the decision. We're doomed.

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:10, if you are legit, help us understand why you say you have the highest respect and trust in Monroe, because, as you can tell, lots of people don't see what you see. Give us some specific examples or reasons, because we sure provide a long list of specific reasons and examples for why we believe Monroe is an unethical, opportunistic, small-minded, self-important little man.

Anonymous said...

The video lives on! To be re-posted soon.

Anonymous said...

Please post a mirror site if you have it. The internet's interest is piqued.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

need to have the video reposted or at least sent to IA for review you can run but you cant hide what a trip

Anonymous said...

Of course if she is dumb enough to post this and dumber still to take it down what else has she done?

Billy Fehr said...


wv: aluctor

Anonymous said...

Whoever has the video, re-post it. People want to see it!

Anonymous said...

Good questions, Cedar.

Protect and Serve: But, first, let me ask you, are you a CHRISTIAN? 'Cause if you're not, I can't get wid that!

The whole affair is just too trashy...I mean, exactly what kind of a christian IS she?

And certainly shouldn't she have better judgment than to appear in a video like this, while she is a Major with CMPD?

You can bet your sweet ass if it was anyone else, they would be GONE!!

Seems rodney is big on 2nd, 3rd and even 4th chances for his friends, others, step even a tiny bit over the line and you are on third shift or gone.

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to go/call IA and make a Formal Complaint to IA.

A citizen can do that, then there has to be a formal investigation. So maybe someone from that Atheist group can call Internal Affairs and make a complaint......

The only problem with that would be "internal" discipline...because the CHIEF can override any decision IA would make. That is why with THIS CHIEF,IA has become about as useful bumps on a pickle.

But if a formal complaint is made, an investigation must at least take place....from what I am told.

ALSO CEDAR, on Channel 9 this morning, there was a story about CMPD and the Chief asking City Council tonight to approve a $79,000 "Grant" for a BOONDOGGLE JOB, for his NEW "Support for Victims of Homicides" that he has put his PAL Ricky Robbins in charge of.

But you see, United Family Services and other Agencies ALREADY PROVIDE THIS SUPPORT, Cedar.

This job was created strictly to give his "guy" a job after he retired. Yep, he even gets a TAKE HOME CAR.

If you want a PRIME example of what is going on at CMPD in the way of neopotism and graft, this would be it.

This is quid pro quo, he is paying back his "friend"...he loves to do that!!

Cedar, you need a "rodney watch" to actively track every homicide rodney shows up for....wasn't this the chief who PROMISED TO BE AT EVERY HOMICIDE SCENE???? Another empty promise, just a sound bite.

Anonymous said...

If you do any research on depts. that have gotten in trouble you will find that it has mainly been due to NO oversight or inconsistent oversight at best.

And that's the way it seems to be at CMPD....City Council seems to be in rodney's pocket, but I'll bet it's going to become increasingly uncomfortable in there.

Curt Walton is virtually useless in the oversight department.

Does anyone really expect him to expose rodney for what he is? He is the one that recommended him, and I don't think he has the balls to say he was mistaken in his choice.

So, virtually NO OVERSIGHT. And does anyone think that is in any way a good idea?

Checks and balances are non existent at CMPD.

Rodney virtually runs the whole department, even the old "processeses" to be promoted have mostly been done away with.

If rodney wants you in a job, he has simply changed the regs to allow you to be in that job.

And he has gotten away with that, why, you ask? BECAUSE THERE ARE NO CHECKS AND BALANCES, THERE IS NO OVERSIGHT.

Only when he leaves and people feel free to speak up will the whole truth be known.

He keeps the truth from coming out with FEAR now, and it works....but it can't work forever.

Anonymous said...

And why does he need "grants" to fund department "jobs" (like that is a real job) anyhow?

Maybe because he has spent everything and more in the laughingly called "budget" for CMPD.

Could be that two million dollar "overhaul" of Command Staff Offices??
Totally not needed, just one of 'ole rodney's "projects".

He's had a LOT of those, and more coming......

Like they say, it starts at the top.....if the top can get away with lies and half truths, why can't the rank and file? Hmmmmm...
seems his style of leading is coming back to haunt him.

Anonymous said...

Word is local tv stations have been sniffing around this story and someone is going to break it could only hope.

If he promotes her after this, he is completely out of control and his total lack of judgment has gone to another level.

It will be totally clear as to why she is getting promoted....not for her judgment, not for her qualifications, not for her "leadership", but simply because he can and he wants to give her that DC's pay so she can retire on it.

She is a joke, and has been for quite a while.

His arrogance is going to be his Achilles Heel. Well, that and his stupidity.

Honestly, she is just the kind of "Christian" that gives all "christians" a bad name.

Karma is going to get Rodney and his cohorts in the end.

But he is milking this job for all he can, because he has to know on some level he will never get a "chief's" job again....because he is a joke, too.

Anonymous said...

I just hope people are wrong on here and she does not get promoted to Deputy Chief.

HOW, in good conscience could he promote someone with such POOR judgment, and, if she is a part of this company, and it seems by her own words in the video she is, someone that is violating CMPD regulations, HOW could he promote her to the next to the highest position at CMPD??????

But it seems they both share a lack of ethics.

I heard from my friends at CMPD that she is now pissed off at "the powers that be" for posting the video.....way to try to deflect "blame".

She made the godawful video, and is pimping the "reality" show, did I miss something, is someone twisting her arm to do these creepy things?
I don't think so.

If her continued behavior is representative of CMPD, and I am afraid it is under rodney's regime, then Charlotte and CMPD are in huge trouble. But people that have been putting up with this aberrant behavior from rodney since he arrived are not surprised or shocked by any of his slimy behavior.

Way to go rodney, you sure know how to destroy a PD!!

Anonymous said...

sounds like a bunch of angry police. How can you knock anyone for wanting to better themselves. i bet if it was any of the parties making these comments the wouldn't appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have a copy of the Youtube clip - I know the Charlotte Atheists and Agnostics would definitely voice their opinions of it.. We need it mirrored!