Friday, July 17, 2020
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas Demands More Information From Police
All things considered, this is a nice effort in the name of "transparency" that might only resonate among fellow stat geeks but probably won't help the plebs given an aversion to even a modicum of research and the many "uncomfortable" trends which crime data reveal . . .
Resolution #200575: Requesting that the City Manager develop a performance management reporting dashboard of certain policing statistics and data and requesting that the Kansas City Police Department provide certain relevant information to the City Manager on a recurring basis.
Deets and the Mayor's justification:
"Increased transparency and availability of relevant policing statistics and data is vital to maintaining strong community-police relations; and
"WHEREAS, the City desires to provide relevant KCPD policing statistics and data that is easily accessible to the public; and
"WHEREAS, in order to provide transparency, accountability, and the opportunity to communicate expectations and results to the public the City Council has directed the City Manager to maintain a public-facing data and performance management initiative (DataKC); and
"WHEREAS, DataKC has the capacity to create an online dashboard that regularly compiles and tracks information regarding policing statistics and data for the public to consume . . ."
Developing . . .