Monroe Dispatch - No Struggle, No Progress

Operation Ceasefire


February 20, 2020

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo has taken a lot of heat over the last several years concerning the city’s rising crime rate. Information released from the city has shown an increase in crime, as one study depicted Monroe as the “most dangerous” city in the nation. Mayor Mayo and then MPD Chief Eugene Ellis vigorously contested those findings from the study and presented statistics that showed the study as being flawed. Nevertheless, the seed had already been planted, as the city would experience what many citizens saw as crime in the city being out of control. The mayor addressed the issue of...

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