Monroe Police Dark Concerns


December 10, 2020

When Oliver "Friday" Ellis was sworn in as Monroe's newest mayor, one of the first things on his agenda was to make a change to the Chief of Police position. Ellis, being new to politics, surprised the region when he defeated former and longtime mayor, Jamie Mayo. Oliver Ellis became the first white mayor to sit at City Hall for almost twenty years. Ellis stressed that crime was an issue in Monroe, but he was never critical of operations at MPD, but one could acknowledge that Ellis' vision for the city wasn't the same as Mayo's. One of the first things that Ellis wanted to do was bring in...

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