Wednesday, July 24, 2019
TKC MUST READ!!! AFTER ICE 'BROKEN GLASS' ARREST OUTRAGE CHIEF ADVISES: KCPD DOES NOT DO PROACTIVE IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT!!!
Here is likely the last word in an ongoing social justice drama that has inspired Kansas City protest and demands to curtail police cooperation with federal authorities . . .
Chief's Blog: KCPD thrust into national debate from ICE arrest viral video
Money line and highlight of the most important passage:
As we have done before, I directed all of our Community Interaction Officers and patrol commanders to reach out to the residents with whom they work, especially our close community partners that work with immigrant communities. We want to ensure they know that KCPD did not initiate the stop in question, did not physically remove the individual from the car, nor did we take the man into our custody. We also want to assure them nothing has changed: it is not our policy or practice to conduct proactive immigration enforcement. It is our job to protect the life and property of everyone in Kansas City.
Our community is safer when everyone – no matter how they got here – trusts their local police department. It would be detrimental to all of us if this incident incites fear of KCPD.
Our officers are working harder than ever now to build that trust. This will come through community meetings, difficult conversations, and professional service.
We know this incident puts us in the middle of a national debate, but our job is to focus on how KCPD personnel can best serve the people of Kansas City.
Read the post in its entirety.
And so we ask . . .
DO YOU AGREE WITH THE KCPD CHIEF ON KANSAS CITY IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT TACTICS OR LACK THEREOF?!?!?
You decide . . .