Sunday, August 23, 2020
Kansas City Council Lady Melissa Robinson On KCPD: Community Has Lost All Confidence In The Department
The 3rd District Council lady who proposed local control effort to no avail is lashing out at local police . . .
Council Lady Melissa Robinson on recent indictment of KCPD sergeant:
"This behavior is protected& not appropriately disciplined by KCPD that the community has lost all confidence in the department, it's leadership, its governance and accountability/OCC process. As an elected, I will continue to work to seek reform immediately."
Interestingly, the newspaper reports that she's also directing her fundraising efforts in response to this strident criticism . . .
"Who's ready to return their FOP blood money?"
Her initiative celebrated via social media . . .
"Melissa Robinson, who represents the Third District, said Saturday that she would donate the money the Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity - MORE2.
"The decision came after she and other council members were challenged on social media for accepting donations from the police union, which has defended a Kansas City police sergeant indicted Friday for felony third-degree assault. Sgt. Matthew T. Neal, 40, is accused of assaulting a 15-year-old boy and leaving him with several broken teeth, bruising and a gash on his head."
Strangely, responding to that level of criticism presents a new trend for council and might dash hopes to work with law enforcement amid a federal crackdown and stalled effort to offer voters a referendum on local control.
Developing . . .