TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! BEHIND THE SCENES: KCPD RETIREMENT PARTY CONTROVERSY REVEALED!!!
Thanks to some of the VERY BEST TKC TIPSTERS today we learn of a CONTROVERSIAL retirement party that reveals increasing tension within Kansas City's Police Department.
To wit . . .
TAKE A LOOK AT THIS E-MAIL CIRCULATING AMONG THE KCPD THAT POINTS TO A RATHER CONTROVERSIAL RETIREMENT PARTY!!!
In the media, most public officials will not discuss personnel matters but that doesn't mean it's not an important topic.
This e-mail confirms what we've heard about the new process of appointing KCPD Captains and an upcoming move away from the standardized testing system that was in place.
Now we've shortened some names to keep it legal but we all know what's being discussed and it doesn't impact this powerful testimony.
CHIEF PUSHES OUT ANOTHER COMMANDER
"I don't know if you were thinking about it or not, but Kevin's retirement ceremony is Friday at 1000 hours at the academy. Even if you don't know Kevin, it would be appreciated if you could come and show your support. It would be nice for as many people as possible to show up to celebrate Kevin's 40+ years with the KCPD.
"Kevin was scheduled to retire December 6th, but THE CHIEF decided to show Kevin his appreciation by trying to "demote or fire" him before he could leave on his own. The chief requested memorandums from all commanders and supervisors demanding what they intend to do about morale on the police department. Apparently Kevin's respectful response incensed the chief (as did memos from others) and Kevin, along with 5 or 6 other commanders, have been marked for demotion or termination. Impossible you say? After Kevin's chain of command refused to write him up, the chief had him transferred under his own chain of command effective 09-16-2012, making demotion a real possibility.
"Kevin moved his retirement up to 09-15-2012. The chief, being the chief, moved the transfer up to 09-02-2012 and needless to say, Kevin took some vacation time his last two weeks. Kevin, as always, has taken the high road and will not discuss the matter until after he is gone. He has been devastated by all of this. He has given his life to the department and after 40 + years, he has to go out like this. I have been working to get as many people as possible to attend his ceremony and to show their support and appreciation for his years of dedication, honesty and integrity to the Kansas City Missouri Police Department and what he represents."