TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY RANK & FILE POLICE RAGE AS CITY LEADERS REFUSE TO HOLD CHIEF FORTÉ ACCOUNTABLE FOR GROWING PROBLEMS WITHIN KCPD!!!
Behind the scenes and unreported by any other local news source, there is a growing and palpable discontent with the leadership of Kansas City Police Chief Forté throughout the ranks of his own department.
Accordingly . . .
KANSAS CITY POLICE RANK AND FILE EXPRESS OUTRAGE AND FRUSTRATION WITH THE FORTÉ ADMINISTRATION AMID CHILD SEX CRIME INVESTIGATION ACCUSATIONS OF NEGLIGENCE!!!
A KC Police Insider instructed us to look at this recent comment just a bit more closely:
"(Chief) Forté has failed the department with his choices for promotion, transfers and now he's promoting another 6 captains to a mentor program. The department cannot investigate child crimes, reduced homicide and robbery squads. Crime is out of control and no one cares about the victims. What in the f#ck is going on?"
Moreover . . .
THE LATEST CRISIS ADDS TO A LENGTHY LIST OF RANK & FILE COMPLAINTS AGAINST THE CHIEF!!!
Quick roundup . . .
Twitter And Overtime Debate Last Year Started KCPD Rank & File Discontent . . .
Fox4: KC police chief defends his $185,000+ salary
And then . . .
Cuts To Kansas City Police Force During Latest Deadly Crime Spree Incited More Frustration Within The Dept.
KCTV5: Over 100 KCMO police officer jobs eliminated
And then . . .
Recent Social Justice Remarks From The Chief On The Topic Of "Unreasonable Fear" Of Black Males Incited Outright Defiance Of The Chief From Colleagues & Coworkers
Northeast News: KCPD Chief Forte, area law enforcement leaders exchange public remarks
Deadline . . .
And let's not forget that the current administration has presided over a HISTORIC RISE IN KANSAS CITY HOMICIDES THIS YEAR . . . So, while many 3rd District denizens have vehemently defended the current leadership, it is THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES who have suffered the greatest loss of human life under his watch . . .
Meanwhile, the latest accusations of "incompetence" have been laid at the feet of the current administration despite the Chief's efforts earlier this year that included suspending detectives and other staffers.
Let's be clear . . . We're writing this post with a great deal of respect for Chief Forté, his dedication and groundbreaking work in the face of constant criticism.
However, it's unfair to ignore the growing list of complaints from Kansas City Police confronting increasing crime on local streets. During his tenure, the Chief has earned nationwide accolades for his outreach to the Black community. While that progress is important, Kansas City's cynical and opportunistic elected leaders deflect rising criticism of the top cop with the tacitly racist notion that his racial identity is a key component in preventing rioting and unrest in our city during tense times between authorities and protestors across the nation. This pathologically politically correct notion has made the Chief immune, untouchable and basically unaccountable for growing problems with the department during his tenure.
In the final analysis, neither politically motivated defense nor attacks against the Chief matter much to the rapidly growing number of crime victims in Kansas City who have insult added to their injuries as civic special interests dominate any discussion of law enforcement leadership and supersede real life concerns over public safety.