Tuesday, March 1, 2011
City Manager Admits Security Fail at CDIA
Monday night's last minute agenda item add, was Delvonte Tisdale's breach of
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport security.
City Manager Curt Walton and CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe spoke to Council and suggested that the airport would increase the number of airport police, and make "structural improvements" to airport fencing.
Months ago Cedar Posts pointed out the shocking number of penetrable areas in the airport fencing were Tisdale could have gained access to the US Airways Boston bound flight.
Prior Cedar Posts on Delvonte Tisdale:
US Airways Employees Confirm Cedar Posts' Theory About Delvonte Tisdale
Tisdale Got On The Plane How?
Charlotte Douglas International Airport Not Secure? Why You Shouldn't Be Surprised
Delvonte Tisdale May Have Fallen From a Plane
During Monday night's review of the Tisdale case, CDIA Aviation Manager Jerry Orr was noticeably absent. Orr had previously stated in so many or so few words that there was no problem in airport security.
Adding to Orr's classic dodge and weave was City Manager Curt Walton and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe's statement that the summary of the investigation, could not be released because it was classified by the federal government and only those of the highest levels of city county government with a "need to know" could read the report.
Charlotte City Council members assumed their standard "Potted Plant" posture as not one council member asked a question.
According to the "Local Paper":
In an interview with reporters after the presentation, Monroe said CMPD knew where and how Tisdale entered the airport, though he declined to elaborate. When asked whether Tisdale might have had help from an airport employee, Monroe declined to comment.
So apparently ends, (except for lawsuits of course) another embarrassing chapter in the history of Charlotte/Mecklenburg government.
Cedar's Take: I'm not a genius, just average smarts and it took me about 60 minutes to figure out everything that the City of Charlotte spend nearly 3 months and 1000's of man hours on to perpare a two page, nobody can read document. And that is absurd. More so that not one member of city council asked why or how this white wash of the facts became classified, the entire event on Monday night was a sham. Wake Up Andy Dulin