An important declaration for Kansas City residents tonight and a shift in tactics ordered from City Hall . . .
The Mayor's tweet proclamation:
"We have reached the point in our city and our country where de-escalation needs to be our guide. As a result, I will not be issuing a curfew order this evening despite that path being seen today in St. Louis, New York, and many other American cities.
"You also will see, different than before, there are no police officers on the line right now around Mill Creek Park. Current instructions are to respond only when needed.
"I talked today with our police, with several councilmembers, with activists--including several I met yesterday--and more. We cannot solve all wrongs in one action, but I will share this evening some changes that will help accountability and safety for community, protesters, and police.
"We support the right of peaceful protest and recognize how adjustments can help people share their message."
Developing . .