Both CMPD's "Significant Event Log" as well as "Calls for Service" need to be returned to public access.
We know the reason they were removed; Chief Rodney Monroe was concerned that the two online reports gave a troubling perception of crime. In Monroe's empire if you hide the crime reports and the numbers, then crime is perceived as down.
On Friday WBTV reported the following:
Two teen girls and a young woman were held at gunpoint when a suspect robbed the Smoothie King Wednesday evening.
The incident happened just before 9 pm at the business at 9831 Rea Road, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police report.
There were two 16-year-old girls and a 22-year-old woman working in the business when a man came in with a gun, police said.
The man got $200 in the robbery and then fled the store that is in the Blakeney Shopping Center, police said.
The girls and woman were not hurt, police said.
The man has not been found yet, but police are investigating.
WBTV was the only mainstream media to report the incident, even so WBTV's report came nearly 48 hours after the robbery occurred. Meanwhile the thug is still on the loose and most citizens remain unaware that the person they saw running down Rea Road wasn't out for a late night cardio workout rather a felon who had just robbed a business, threatened 3 young women in the heart of South Charlotte.
Selective Crime Reporting by Chief Monroe needs to stop, and Cedar Posts is now calling on Charlotte City Council members Dulin and Cooksey who represent South Charlotte as well as Mayor Foxx and all other council members to request that Chief Monroe return the "real time" Significant Event Log and Calls for Service to public access.
I've done my part now cut and past this letter to do yours:
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Re: CMPD Significant Event Log and Calls for Service
Dear Mayor Foxx Charlotte City Council Members:
Earlier this year the Charlotte Police Department removed citizen internet access to the CMPD Significant Event Log and CMPD Calls for Service.
It is my belief that an informed public is a safe public and these two on line reports are important tools that provide the public with information on a real time basis.
Please request that Chief Monroe restores these public services at once.