Friday, September 20, 2019
KANSAS CITY WON'T GET MISSOURI STATE TROOPER HELP TO FIGHT RISING CRIME!!!
Missouri State Troopers are on the way to cope with rising crime in STL but they won't be making a stop in KCMO.
Gov. Parson announces focused on curbing crime in St. Louis area, not Kansas City
So, why isn't the governor in the KC area announcing a similar plan?
"We've got a very serious crime problem," Mayor Quinton Lucas said. "St. Louis has a slightly more serious one, particularly given its small population."
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department's crime statistics page shows 144 homicides in the city, which has a population of roughly 300,000, through Sept. 17.
Meanwhile, KCMO has a population of about 490,000.
Still, Lucas said he has engaged in ongoing conversations with Parson about ways to support investigations and prosecution as well as ensuring adequate funding for social workers and trauma treatment.
Developing . . .