A week ago CMPD Captain Allen Rutledge was named as one of four captains who were to be promoted to the rank of major today.
However during today's ceremony he was noticeably absent, and wasn't mentioned during the event.
Cedar Posts is now hearing that Captain Rutledge may have tried covered up a recent out of county auto accident that happened to one of his officers while driving a "take home" CMPD patrol car. Apparently Rutledge tried to get one of his LT's to take care of the situation and make it "go away" but the LT wouldn't so it seems he found someone else to help out and proceeded with the cover up.
When word got out, (CP assumes someone snitched to IA), Rutledge was called on the carpet by a Deputy Chief as the water cooler talk says. When confronted about the cover up Rutledge apparently, lied about it to the Deputy Chief.
The decision to yank his promotion was apparently made less than an hour before the ceremony was held, with his family already in the audience.
So if all of the above is true Rutledge is in deep sewage, as is the driver of the patrol car that was outside of the county, or 45 miles in some cases. The LT who apparently falsified a report and whoever else was in on the "fix" and the list could fall into the criminal area as well.
As usual nothing but crickets from CMPD PIO's.