Tuesday, July 30, 2019
EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY RESIDENT CALLED TO REPORT SHERIFF FORTÉ?!?
To start this morning, let's take a look at local politics which have grown so divisive that many residents don't seem to know where to turn . .
To wit . . .
RECENTLY, SHERIFF FORTÉ REVEALED THAT A RESIDENT CALLED TO REPORT HIM WHILST HE WAS PATROLLING A NEIGHBORHOOD!!! THAT'S RIGHT, LOCALS ARE NOW CALLING THE POLICE ON LAW ENFORCEMENT!!!
To be fair, TKC has noticed a lot more Jackson County patrol vehicles cruising local streets and they seem out of place if only because they don't usually work urban core streets . . . We'll try to find out if the Courthouse is stepping up their local crime fighting patrols . . . In the meantime . . .
Here's the courthouse top cop's side of the story . . .
Sheriff Forté: "Citizen called to report that I was driving slowly through an eastern Jackson County neighborhood with flashers on. Wasn’t driving with flashers on however I was driving slowly through the neighborhood with Jackson County Sheriff’s license plates on the front and rear of my vehicle with my window down.
"As a resident pulled out of a garage in a small two door vehicle he made eye contact with me as I passed by him. As I drove around the neighborhood he passed me numerous times while making eye contact with me.
"Only assumption I’m making is that this same driver called to report me and that he cares about what’s happening in his neighborhood."
Remember the Sheriff is both a law enforcement official and an elected official AND ALSO he's in charge of the jail . . . So it's impressive that he has time to drive through local streets in order to fight crime as well.
Of course, the subtext here is that the resident assumed something was out of place . . . But, in fact, we notice that Sheriff seems to be doing a decent job in his new role as he comes off a win against the great KC summer bra debate that was politely ignored by most locals and the violence inside the jail seems to be calming under his new management.
Developing . . .