Thursday, March 17, 2011
CMPD Chief Monroe Lied to Charlotte City Council About Security Breech
According to a story in this morning's "Local Paper" Charlotte Police Chief Rodney Monroe and City Manager Curt Walton both lied when they told Charlotte City Council members that an investigative report into how a 16-year-old apparently breached security at Charlotte/Douglas International had "been classified, or sealed, by the United States government. It wasn't.
When the "Local Paper" questioned the claim of classified Chief Monroe fired off a letter to the TSA seeking to cover his claim that the document was classified.
In a letter to the TSA Wednesday, Monroe said the city's investigation contained "security sensitive information" from the federal government, and therefore the city declined to release it. But a TSA statement to the "Local Paper" indicated that the TSA has not even reviewed the report.
In short Chief Monroe has lied again to Charlotte City Council and the public.
You can read the full story here.
This revelation comes as CMPD reports that over the weekend there were two additional breeches of the airport security fence.
But the truth is the security fence is not a deterrent to thieves, teenagers or terrorists. The main reason the airport is fenced to to keep wildlife and wayward spectators off the runway.
In fact years ago in high school Cedar Posts and friends found it quiet a rush to stand in front of the runway threshold lights at night facing the incoming airliners. The fencing wasn't installed at CDIA back in the day, not until a couple of near fatal accidents with deer were reported.
So what was so damming that Chief Monroe again lied to Charlotte City Council? What is it that make Chief Monroe and his boss Curt "the clown" Walton so fearful of the truth?