CMPD won't detail up to $25 million in DNC-related equipment purchases, according to the Charlotte Observer, in fact we may never know where the money goes.
A story in tomorrow's printed editon of the Charlotte Observer says that "A year ago, the Charlotte City Council voted to give City Manager Curt Walton power to approve DNC contracts, leaving council members -- and the public -- in the dark."
But class clown Warren Cooksey told the Observer he didn't realize he had voted in February 2011 to give Kurt Walton leeway to grant contracts. He said in retrospect that might not have been the best decision, and that such police spending should be debated in a public forum.
"We are relying on trust," Cooksey said.
Cedar's Take: D'oh!
But we do have inside information as to what Chief Monroe is spending your tax dollars on. Like this "urban assult command center"
Walton signed the contract to have it upfitted to Chief Monroe's spec's and it came in under 250k. It's a bargin!
The entire Observer story is here.