Restoration of City Control Over KCPD

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Restoration of City Control Over KCPD

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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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Finally.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Council Close to Creating Panel to Study Local Police Control and Gun Violence
The Kansas City Council approved a resolution that will establish a panel to consider the pros and cons of returning local control of the police department to the city, and to study the effectiveness of current gun violence programs.

The resolution sponsored by Councilwoman Melissa Robinson was approved on a 9-3 vote.
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https://cityscenekc.com/council-close-t ... -violence/

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Sounds like a good idea but it’s a horrible idea. Our mayor and council cower at the political power of the public safety unions. Local control would only make things worse.

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cdm2p wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:18 am
Sounds like a good idea but it’s a horrible idea. Our mayor and council cower at the political power of the public safety unions. Local control would only make things worse.
Doesn't state control date back to the Pendergast era when KC's police department was corrupt? Seems archaic.

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