While this blog has often sent flaming arrows in the direction of Chief Monroe, the paragraph below deserves a formal acknowledgement.
"Based on the recent incident with CiC, we will reinforce to our officers that photographs may be taken as long as no one’s safety is jeopardized and the officers have an adequate safe zone in which to do their work. We will also review our written directives to ensure they are clear on this matter."
While I certainly disagree with the Chief on many issues, I am pleased to see that he takes the concept of civil liberties, and more importantly the 1st Amendment and the rights of the press very seriously.
I have to give credit to Chief Monroe for making the above commitment. This is a huge change from Chief Monroe's normal modus operandi. This is such a major change from the prior hubris, that I must give a full hat tip and salute to this change in tenor on Independence Day Weekend no less.
Thank You Chief Rodney Monroe!