I received an email from the Crime in Charlotte Blog this morning who was kind enough to forward this morning's email from CMPD plumber Rob Tufano.
Crime in Charlotte noted that the following press release didn't say anything about CPI, referring to Cedar Posts Odds and Ends from yesterday, and hinted my information might be wrong.
Interesting, no mention of CPI only that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation will present the department with a check.
From: "Tufano, Robert"
To: Media Release
Sent: Wed, March 30, 2011 11:17:03 AM
Subject: Police Foundation Presentation
On Thursday, March 31, 2011, The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation will present the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department with a check that will enable the department to purchase 1141 to mount in all of the department’s police vehicles. This generous gesture comes on the heels of a 2010 incident that nearly cost one of our officers his life.
On December 30, 2010, North Tryon Division Officer Keith Trietley was assisting in the apprehension of a dangerous suspect when the cruiser he was traveling in was involved in a head on collision with the suspects truck. Officer Trietley was seriously injured and trapped in the vehicle, which also caught fire. A responding officer secured a fire extinguisher from a civilian and quickly extinguished the blaze before it reached the vehicles interior.
This incident could have resulted in tragedy had it not been for the citizens assistance.
On Thursday March 31st representatives from the Police Foundation, CMPD and the community will come together for this event. Please join us at 2:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of the Plaza. Confirm your attendance by contacting Rob Tufano at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-301-86.
The presentation will be relocated to the North Tryon Division located at 4045 North Tryon Street in the event of rain.
It should come as no surprise to the Crime in Charlotte Blog that the Police Foundation is chaired by Ken Gill, Chief Executive Officer of CPI Security.
I want to be clear about one thing I think this is a great idea and frankly I'm amazed that our CMPD patrol cars aren't already equipped with fire extinguishers.
But I'm equally amazed at the shadyness of the way things are done around Charlotte.
Pick your poison, CMUD, DSS, CMS, Airport, CMPD, BOCC or Charlotte City Council they are all a bunch of shady half truth operations. Like the citizens of Fukushima Japan, one day we will rely on our city county agencies to tell us the truth and I doubt we'll get a straight answer.