TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! KCPD CHIEF FORTÉ ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT AMID EPIC KANSAS CITY MURDER SPIKE!!!
Earlier this month we called out a cryptic blog post from the top cop and now TV newsies offer some more confirmation about our journalistic hunch.
Take a look at what could be the last days of Kansas City's 1st African-American police chief . . .
KSHB: Sources have confirmed that KCPD Chief Darryl Forte will announce his retirement sometime next week.
The move isn't too much of a surprise and follows a great deal of debate betwixt colleagues last year, ongoing acrimony over his overtime pay, a homicide increase of more than 30% last year and a current murder count that has also risen 35% this year over last amid a violent 1st quarter of the year.
To his credit, The Wall Street Journal basically gave him credit for preventing riots in Kansas City amid the era of Fergson social justice unrest and the Black Lives Matters movement.
Worse still . . . The means a search for a new Chief Of Police that always turns into a tragic controversy and a battle among police factions.
Meanwhile, the homicide count continues its steady climb upward.
Chief Tweets confirmation:
Fox4KC: KCMO Police Chief Darryl Forté confirms he will retire
KCUR: Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté Announces Retirement
Northeast News: KCPD Chief Forté announces retirement
KSHB: Huge payout due to Forté on retirement
Developing . . .