TKC EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES!!! ACCUSATIONS OF 'BULLYING' TRADED IN BATTLE BETWIXT KCPD CHIEF FORTÉ AND NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERS AMID DEBATE OVER COMMUNITY INTERACTION OFFICERS!!!
Kansas City's Chief of Police is embroiled in another controversy and while the staffing decision is well known . . . Insiders offer our blog community AN EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES perspective.
To wit . . .
CHECK THIS WORD FROM INSIDERS OFFERING A PEEK INTO THE LATEST KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY POLICING DEBATE WHEREIN BOTH SIDES ALLEGEDLY ACCUSE ONE ANOTHER OF BULLYING!!!
Here's the word . . .
"As I am sure you know; Chief Forté is dissolving the CIO position from KCPD. After many emails were sent to Chief Forté in protest of this action, he called a meeting of neighborhood leaders to discuss his thought process. In this "meeting" (Press-Op) Chief Forté spent over an hour lecturing us about bullying and how by sending him emails explaining our disapproval was us bulling him. He set this meeting up with barely 24hrs notice, then proceeded to invite the media which was uncalled for and filled the room with his entourage; thus bulling the concerned citizens in the room. During the question segment he continued his bullying by not allowing anyone who disagreed with him finish their questions, he would just interrupt them and talk over them, the questions he did answer were in true political round about form. Not once did he answer the questions directly."
Signed: Bullied by Forté
In fairness, the Chief points to the Westside CAN Center for an example of success without CIOs and continues to contend that ALL police should fulfill the duties of this position that's now dissolved.
Example . . .
Nevertheless . . .
THIS IS THE SECOND MAJOR CONTROVERSY INVOLVING THE KCPD CHIEF THIS SUMMER AND THIS TIME AROUND NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERS IN NORTHEAST SEEM EXCEPTIONALLY FRUSTRATED WITH THE TOP COP!!!
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