TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! CALLING OUT LACK OF POLICE SUPPORT AMONG KANSAS CITY POLITICAL ELITE AMID KCPD "BRAIN DRAIN" CONTROVERSY!!!
Uunreported by most mainstream media, The Kansas City Police Department is enduring a great many departures of veterans and a number of talented people.
It's important to realize . . .
A GREAT MANY VETERANS ALONG WITH RANK AND FILE OFFICERS ARE LEAVING THE KCPD AT AN INCREASING RATE WHICH HAS BEEN ATTRIBUTED TO A RAPID TRANSFORMATION OF THE INSTITUTION!!!
While there has always been turnover . . . The uptick in departures has raised a few eyebrows and also encouraged a bit of speculation.
This week, a well respected KCPD commander retired.
That's Deputy Chief Kevin Masters with Retired KCPD Chief Richard Easley.
Thanks to the AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS for sending us this image from the Deputy Chief Kevin Masters Retirement Ceremony.
However . . . Here's a comment that's worth mentioning from a Kansas City Insider who had a bit of criticism at this otherwise happy event which celebrated 27 years of service to the KCPD.
"No one showed up. No sign of (KCPD Chief) Forté , no Mayor, no top brass, only two police commissioners, not even Alvin Brooks could be bothered to make the trip. One council member went. 30-35 people at most. Pathetic turnout from so-called "community leaders" and elected officials who claim to support law enforcement."
To be fair, the KCPD Chief sent his best wishes via blog post.
Retired Deputy Chief Masters is now working with Kansas City Public Schools and we wish him the best in his new endeavor.
Meanwhile the prospect of local control looms over the KCPD as the vital Kansas City organization can only look forward to more changes in the future.
DEVELOPING . . .