Charlotte Mecklenburg Police officials have said they are confident Avin Fant's behavior was an isolated incident and not representative of widespread practices at CMPD.
Avin Fant was a sloppy detective not a bad cop and there is a difference.
I'd guess this is how he has worked for years, again doing good police work just not good paper work.
A lot of people will take issue and say doing the paperwork is part of the job. While true its not realistic. Just take a look at accident reports from 5 years ago. Thankfully laptops have helped.
The fact that Avin Fant was thrown under the bus by Rodney Monroe, comes as no surprise, but what is a surprise is that Fant should not have been on this case in the first place.
My grand father used to say I'll take a lazy stupid employee or an energetic smart employee any day, but God help me if I hire a energetic stupid employee.
Avin Fant was a lazy (stupid) employee and somebody dropped the ball.
Marcus Jackson was a sick puppy and somebody dropped the ball.
Brian Cloninger was rigging line ups for years and more than 70 cases were dropped as well.
Hamlett Almendarez had been a regular at Fuel Pizza and somebody dropped the ball.
Officers; Martray Proctor killed a motorist, Sean Parker discharged his weapon and then lied about it, Gerald Holas and Jason Ross received sentences of nine years for their shielding drug dealers in each of these cases somebody dropped the ball.
The reason we have a "command structure" at CMPD is to insure that this type of behavior is indeed isolated. If you have a work force of nearly 2000 you are going to have some bad apples and a bunch of lazy sloppy employees, doesn't make them all bad or lazy or sloppy.
But if it is going on with new officers like Jackson and old salts like Fant who was working the biggest case at CMPD in a decade then it's widespread!
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