The subtext: Diversity hires demanded or people will die.
This argument didn't seem to hold true when local homicides spiked under the first African-American police chief. And so, there's very little evidence to back up the premise other than hiring hype for a department that has FAILED to meet staffing goals promised back in 1968.
Kansas City has already set a record for homicides this year, with 158 as of this weekend. Hundreds of other people have been shot and wounded. The vast majority of victims and witnesses have been African Americans. But only a fraction of the detectives investigating those violent crimes are Black.