KCPD CHIEF FORTÉ SMACKS DOWN COUNCIL DUDE JERMIANE REED OVER COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA RACIAL PROFILING ALLEGATIONS!!!
Earlier today we had an important discussion on Council Dude Jermaine Reed claiming racial profiling tactics by the KCPD in their patrol of the beleaguered Country Club Plaza.
And now . . .
KCPD CHIEF FORTÉ CALLED THE CHARGES FROM COUNCIL DUDE REED "DANGEROUS" IN A DIRECT CHALLENGE TO THE ALLEGATIONS!!!
Here's the word from KCPD Chief Forté regarding Councilman Reed's recent accusations of racial profiling:
"That's dangerous to the community when you come out and say it's racial profiling. It's very dangerous when you're talking about building trust in the community. Get the facts before you throw all that out there"
Credit to the Chief for not only challenging divisive talk but also for defending the work and integrity of his officers.
Check KCTV5 for an excellent round-up of today's smackdown:
City leaders at odds over tickets handed out to teens on Plaza
Even worse for Council Dude Reed . . . What seemed like a very calculated move to build support among his most strident, politically active constituents has BACKFIRED and made a bad situation worse.
Developing . . .