Tuesday, July 23, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KCPD CONFRONT INSIDER PUSHBACK AFTER ASSISTING CONTROVERSIAL ICE ARREST!!!
Fallout from a controversial ICE arrest now targets KCPD for their participation.
To wit . . .
INSIDERS AND ACTIVISTS TALK FUNDING PRIORITIES FOR KCPD IN ASSISTING ICE WITH CONTROVERSIAL CAPTURE!!!
Two sides of this issue . . .
- KCPD involvement in this issue is why a great many activist advocate for local control to mandate officers stand down in this kind of situation . . .
- On the other hand, KCPD is often a stabilizing force in local police actions by federal authorities. Greater law enforcement diversity, training and community connections MOST LIKELY DEESCALATED this situation which could have been much worse . . . In the future, KCPD body cameras might be the only documentation of these kind of federal arrests given that agents aren't required to operate under the same rules of transparency.
Nevertheless, here's a word from a couple of connected City Hall insiders combined into one quote that offers an accurate look at how the KCMO civic elite see this one . . .
"Why is KCPD wasting taxpayer resources helping ICE enforce immigration orders while there have been 78 homicide this year and clearance rates are in the toilet, because of a lack of resources according to KCPD?! This is definitely going to come up at the next police board meeting and there will likely be a lot more questions about these tactics or even participating in this kind of arrest from the Quinton Lucas Administration."
To be fair, and because it came up in the comments, KCPD clearance rates are up to 56% which is better than half and pretty standard for this time of year. More info on the topic as share a double take this morning . . .
KMBC: ICE says it arrested immigration fugitive during car stop in Kansas City
Congressman Cleaver tweeted on the topic: "This video is very concerning as to the traumatization of children and the reasonable use of force. I have already reached out to all parties to better understand what is going on."
KCUR: Kansas City police are also on the scene, having arrived after the agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement boxed in the car containing the man, the woman who shot the video and two children in the back seat.
Fox4 Update: Questions raised over arrest of Mexican national in Kansas City
You decide . . .