The local "defund" the police movement didn't garner much traction and Chief Smith remains in power.
Moreover, the protest "momentum" clearly damaged Missouri Democrats statewide as voters rejected violence and perceived radicalism of politicos who aligned themselves with protesters.
Here's a glimpse at their side of the story . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The protests first started in Kansas City and around the world after police officers killed George Floyd in Minneapolis. The protests continued for days, in some places weeks, as people demanded racial justice, equality and drastic changes to policing. "The protests were unprecedented in the Plaza this year.