Tuesday, April 19, 2011

CMPD: The 'Official' Delvonte Tisdale Report

Delvonte Tisdale
On March 17, 2011, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department made a formal request to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) asking the agency to conduct an additional review of the Delvonte Tisdale security breach report.  This request was made to reaffirm the need to continue to protect sensitive security information included in the report.
The CMPD has worked closely with the TSA under the direction of David Wray (TSA’s highest ranking official in Charlotte) throughout the entire investigation. That participation included hosting meetings, providing SSI information that was ultimately included in the final report as well as their review and feedback on the content of the report.
On Thursday, April 14, 2011, the CMPD received the redacted version of the report from the TSA.  The agency again concluded, the report contained sensitive security information (TSA redactions in black.) This review reaffirms the city’s original position, indicating the report contained sensitive security information concerning airport security and vulnerability that could not and should not be released publicly.
Additionally,  the  CMPD has also identified other portions of the report that necessitated redaction. (CMPD redactions in red)  Those redactions made by CMPD included portions of the report that detailed:
·         Personnel deployment in specific locations of the airport and operational procedures that if disclosed would jeopardize public safety.
·         Vulnerable aircraft positions that may make them potential targets of an attack, jeopardizing the safety of the general public.