Restoration of City Control Over KCPD

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Restoration of City Control Over KCPD

Post by normalthings » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:50 pm

Councilman Robinson has introduced an ordinance to: "Directing the City Manager to conduct an analysis of the advantages and disadvantages to the City if local control of the Kansas City Police Department were returned to the City."

http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/LiveWeb/Docum ... VehNgBrQWh

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Re: Restoration of City Control Over KCPD

Post by FangKC » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:58 pm

Finally.

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Re: Restoration of City Control Over KCPD

Post by ToDactivist » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:41 am

Good news. One step in solving a huge local crime issue.

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Re: Restoration of City Control Over KCPD

Post by chaglang » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:52 pm

Is there a statistical link between local PD control and crime rates?

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Re: Restoration of City Control Over KCPD

Post by grovester » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:14 pm

Weren't KC and STL the only two cities in the nation? Would be some pretty skewed stats.

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Re: Restoration of City Control Over KCPD

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:08 am

IMO the reason to get local control is to restore financial accountability.

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Re: Restoration of City Control Over KCPD

Post by chaglang » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:25 am

^Yes. IIRC none of the recommendations from that audit the city did a few years ago were ever implemented.

edit: verb tense consistency
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Re: Restoration of City Control Over KCPD

Post by Steve52 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:41 am

"restore financial accountability"

LOL that's a nice "thought" there but it takes a hell of a lot longer to get out of mess then it does to get into one.

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Re: Restoration of City Control Over KCPD

Post by chaglang » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:11 am

Sure, maybe. But the only way we'll know for certain is by restoring local control. :D

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Re: Restoration of City Control Over KCPD

Post by FangKC » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:57 pm

There is more accountability overall on the local level than the state level.

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