This time around broken promises about police staffing levels can be blamed on the pandemic. Never mind that KCMO has FAILED to live up to a 1968 pledge to increase staffing levels for law enforcement.
Now that the budget is busted, cuts threaten police just like every other city hall department.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There could soon be fewer police officers on patrol in Kansas City. The possibility comes as deadly violence is headed toward a grim record for 2020. There have been 145 homicides in Kansas City, Missouri, so far this year, compared with 119 at this same time last year.