Questions regarding who should and who shouldn’t read the airport investigation report continue to swirl today after local news media challenged previous assertions by Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe.
At issue is the results of a police investigation of the death of Delvonte Tisdale. The City has said TSA sealed the report so the City only released a three-page summary. TSA had not read the report as of Thursday, and therefore has not officially sealed it.
In a statement today, Mayor Anthony Foxx said “As I have said many times, anytime multiple federal agencies investigate a matter and a local agency like the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department initiates a separate investigation with full cooperation on both sides, there is still a great risk of coordination breakdowns.
Something has clearly gotten lost in the translation between the Transportation Security Administration and the city. I am confident that city staff acted on good faith, and any doubts about the classified nature of the CMPD Task Force report will be removed by the TSA’s response to Police Chief Rodney Monroe’s letter sent on Wednesday. If all or part of the report is deemed unclassified, it should be released immediately in full or redacted form, and I have no doubt that it will be.”
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