As so many local news watchers predicted, this slap fight over police funding now heads to court. Here's a peek at today's dueling headlines wherein the police board pushes back against the mayor and threatens a TOTAL BUDGET TAKEOVER . . .
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According to meeting minutes released Tuesday morning, the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners voted 3-1 in a closed session to "authorize the initiation of litigation" after city hall budget changes reallocated $42 million from the Kansas City Police Department's budget.The minutes say the board voted "to enforce the board's rights, responsibilities, and authorities under Chapter 84 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri in such form as the litigation committee may deem appropriate."
by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A day after Kansas City's Police Board voted to explore legal action in response to new ordinances changing police funding, the ordinances gain community support.
The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners has voted to seek legal redress against a plan by one of its own members who is trying to get more local control of the police department and move away from state hands.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City-area law professors are weighing in on a possible legal battle between the City and the Board of Police Commissioners. During Monday's BOPC closed executive session, commissioners voted, 3-1, to establish a committee to explore a potential lawsuit to prevent the recently enacted police funding reform.
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