CONTROVERSIAL KCPD REVERSE DISCRIMINATION CASE GOES TO COURT!!!
We blogged all of the deets of this case way back when it was first filed . . .
Now KCTV5 offers important reporting of the court proceeding . . .
KCMO police officer says he was discriminated against because of race
Basics of the case:
"In court lawyers for the one-time homicide detective, now patrolman tried to paint a picture portraying two current deputy chiefs and a captain as being racist."
On the other side . . .
"The defense is firing back. They are trying to lay a foundation painting Rives as a troublemaker with more citizen complaints against him than any other homicide detective."
The reality is that very real racial divisions within the KCPD have seemed to subsided recently for a lot of reasons but mostly (in the opinion of many insiders) because KCPD Chief Forté stood with the rank and file and against local control . . .But hard fought progress can be tough to maintain amid a changing political landscape, budget pressures and continued controversy.
Developing . . .