Crime & Courts

CMPD chief Monroe honored at interfaith event

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Rodney Monroe was honored Saturday during an interfaith banquet in Charlotte.

Monroe was named Humanitarian of the Year during the eighth annual Interfaith Banquet, sponsored by Masjid Ar-Razzaq, a nonprofit Islamic organization. The banquet, held this year at the Drury Inn and Suites Northlake, annually brings together religious leaders from several denominations.

Monroe was named Charlotte-Mecklenburg police chief in 2008, after serving in similar roles in Macon, Ga., and in Richmond, Va. He also spent a number of years with the Washington, D.C., police. Steve Lyttle