TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KCPD RACE-BASED LAWSUIT!!! WHITE KANSAS CITY POLICE OFFICER FILES COMPLAINT AGAINST AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMANDERS CLAIMING A PATTERN OF DISCRIMINATION!!!
During the search for a new Chief of the Kansas City Police Department there was a great deal of conversation about unity and bringing the department together as a cohesive unit.
Just now, TKC TIPSTERS send us an important document revealing just how tense racial relations have become within the department.
KCPD Patrolman Chad Rives was formerly a detective and he is filing a lawsuit for racial discrimination against KCPD Deputy Chief Randall Hundley, Captain Floyd Mitchell, Deputy Chief Kevin Masters and The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners.
WE HAVE HEARD A GREAT DEAL OF BACKGROUND CHATTER ABOUT RACIAL DIVISIVENESS AMONG THE KCPD BUT HERE IS THE FIRST DOCUMENTED PROOF THAT THESE TENSIONS ARE REACHING A FEVER PITCH AND HAVE NOW MOVED TO THE COURTS!!!
This news is a game changer for the KCPD and reveals that a conversation about race relations is in order. I'm really surprised we haven't heard about this before . . . We even had to look up the casenet filing to make sure it was the real deal. It is . . . The number for your own search: #1116-CV32742
The plaintiff recently received a "Notice of Right To Sue" under The Missouri Human Rights Act.
ALLEGATIONS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WHITE OFFICERS BY AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMANDERS IN THE KANSAS CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT THREATEN TO THWART THE PROGRESS OF DIVERSITY EFFORTS!!!
Details of a so-called "Gang of 8" KCPD top officers show that alleged cliquishness is certainly a top suspicion among the KCPD. According to this complaint, the so-called "Gang of 8" was ALLEGEDLY formed "for the purpose of protecting and shielding African-American officers from work-related investigations, discipline imposed by the KCPD, and to promote and elevate African-American officers into positions of power within the department." The UNCONFIRMED ALLEGATION OF THIS GROUP'S EXISTENCE BY SOMEONE WHO IS NOT A MEMBER is a rather shocking part of this complaint.
However, the following passage is really the crux of the case . . .
"Defendants have a policy or practice of ensuring African-American officers are treated more leniently when it comes to disciplinary and promotion matters. They actively protect African-American officers whose actions warrant discipline or investigation under KCPD policies and procedures. Similarly-situated Caucasian police officers are not treated to the same protectionist policies: instead, they are treated more harshly and inequitably in employment maters.
"Defendants have also shown a willingness to favorably influence disciplinary decisions of African-American police officers in other departments.
Indeed, when Caucasian officers have administered discipline to African-American officers, they have been treated unfavorably by Defendants or given less discretion compared to their African-American counterparts."
Because I think the KCPD is the most important, professional and vital organizations in all of Kansas City, it's necessary to put this complaint on blast. KCPD has always worked to foster an impeccable dialogue with the community and I can only hope that this matter is resolved so that can continue their mission. Make no mistake, TKC respects the work of the KCPD and ALL of the people in the organization who work to keep Kansas City safe . . . That's why providing this public information is important.
Strangely, I've done my Google searching, so far I haven't seen the case put on blast like this with documentation anywhere else . . .
Read the entire lawsuit for yourself EXCLUSIVELY AND PUT ON BLAST FIRST HERE @ TKC!!!!