Monroe silent on degree plans
Near the end of a press conference Tuesday on crime statistics, WFAE asked Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe about his tainted degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. It's been 10 weeks since Monroe called another press conference to say he intends to put an end to the controversy surrounding the degree he received while police chief in Richmond, Virginia. At the time, Monroe told reporters that giving back the degree and going back to school were two options. But on Tuesday, Monroe wouldn't say if he's made up his mind. He interrupted our question about his degree and asked reporters if they had any more questions about crime statistics (click here to listen). A legislative investigation in Virginia found VCU was wrong to grant him a degree in interdisciplinary studies. That report found he only earned six of the 30 credits hours he needed to complete as a transfer student to VCU. One VCU dean resigned and another has given his notice in the wake of the scandal.