The first week in November has been a handful for CMPD public relations staff as the news of CMPD Chaplains jumping ship hit the internet and then the airwaves.
CMPD released two letters to sources other than Cedar Posts and posted by Charlotte's QNotes. One undated memo addressed to "Dear CMPD Chaplains" with Chief Monroe's name at the bottom and the another undated and unsigned "Response to Fox News Story". Since it is unsigned, undated and without a speck of contact information it is impossible to tell who distributed the letter.
The Response to Fox News Story seems to be directed to Fox. Both are worth the read to understand CMPD's spin on the facts.
Another perspective can be found at QNotes where Matt Comer gives a time line of the breaking story.
QNotes points out that Floretta Watkins is not "Out" so they have removed her name in all but two places. Cedar Posts doesn't know if Rev. Watkins is gay or not, or "Not Out" or "Out" and frankly it shouldn't make a difference.
What does make a difference, is that at least 1 half of the CMPD Chaplain Unit quit over her acceptence as a Chaplain.
As Cedar Posts has pointed out the Chaplains left because Chief Monroe re-wrote the directives to bring aboard Floretta Watkins. A point lost at the "Local Paper".