Monday, February 24, 2020
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! CRIME EXPERT DISPUTES KANSAS CITY STAR EDITORIAL ON FAILED POLICE STRENGTH GOALS!!!
Dr. Evans is respected college professor having published a great many articles on police tactics along with conducting several trainings and teaching sessions. He has earned coverage from local media along with a variety of publications.
Now . . .
THANKS TO DR. EVANS FOR FACT CHECKING THE KANSAS CITY STAR ON A RECENT EDITORIAL DENYING A LONGSTANDING COMMUNITY REQUEST FOR MORE POLICE ON LOCAL STREETS!!!
Here's the word with evidence, stats and numbers to back it up:
Dr. Ernest Evans Responds To Kansas City Star Editorial On KCPD
"With respect to the Star's editorial today that the KCPD does not need 65 additional officers, they could not be more wrong. The annual KCPD report for 2018, the last annual report available, listed the Department's strength at 1344 officers. The number of officers in the KCPD has been declining since the Ferguson tragedy of August 9, 2014--the 2013 KCPD annual report listed the Department's strength at 1427 officers.
In the aftermath of the 1968 riot a city commission studied law enforcement needs in the city and concluded that the KCPD should be at 1500 officers. So, the KCPD is seriously below strength--if the city wants to do something to stop the ongoing crime surge we are having the first step is to bring the KCPD up to its proper strength"
You decide . . .