Protests over police brutality and officer-involved shootings lobby the only appointed organization that has any real power in this situation — The KC Police Board.
However, the mayor is part of this group and so far the outcry hasn't inspired him to take any action. Moreover, the oversight body has been almost completely silent and seems supportive of the top cop.
Here's another round-up on the hot mess that offers bold statements but very little movement.
Civil rights activists say they will continue to disrupt meetings of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners until police Chief Rick Smith is fired, demoted or resigns. The commissioners abruptly adjourned after a string of religious leaders and activists called for a vote on Smith's termination.