Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Rob Tufano Chief Monroe's No. 1 Plumber Spins the Officer Jones Suspensions
WSOC in their own "pat on the back" story claimed this: "When officer David Jones was charged with assault, Eyewitness News started asking questions about his record with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department."
The Eyewitness News story continues:
"Police confirm that has the attention of police brass, who are fast-tracking their own internal investigation."
“Absolutely, his job status is being looked at,” said police spokesman Rob Tufano.
But Tufano said while he can't legally say why Jones has been suspended, many officers suspensions are for minor issues.
“Showing up late for court, showing up late for roll calls, violations of your uniform -- those are suspendable kinds of situations for us,” Tufano said.
Cedar's Take: Rob Tufano Chief Monroe's No. 1 Plumber might try to spin Jones' prior suspensions, but trying to brand a one month suspension as a "minor issue" is laughable. Seriously how stupid does Tufano think the general public is?
Trying to explain away Jones' 240 hour suspension as nothing more than a dirty uniform, or being late for roll call is an insult to every officer who has done their job without any grievances.
Tufano has his hands full, with at least 3 high profile CMPD officer arrests inside two weeks. But is this normal for a large department? Some people say yes and still others say this is unacceptable. Makes you ask where is Chief Monroe?