Whilst the plebs are outraged at Mayor Q, insiders blame the current police defund crisis on a longtime Kansas City power player.
Let's not forget . . .
As Finance, Governance & Public Safety Committee Chair and co-sponsor of the police defund ordinance . . . Council Lady Katy is first in line to feast on that 42-MILLION BUCKS worth of taxpayer cash.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDERS WARN AGAINST THE NEWFOUND POLICE POWER OF THE 4TH DISTRICT AT-LARGE COUNCIL LADY!!!
Here's the word . . .
"She basically orchestrated the whole thing. She put in a lot of time with Quinton and has his total confidence. What does she care? She's termed out and doesn't answer to anyone. However, at the moment, she's basically KC's de facto police boss with control over police purse strings. There's almost now real oversight of her power and at the moment. More than anyone else, this was a power move for Katheryn Shields and most residents don't even realize it."
Like it or not, this victory brings Council lady Shields full circle as she suffered Fed indictment, beat the case and then danced in front of the courthouse.
Now under the current haphazard KCMO law enforcement governance structure devised by Mayor Q and his cohorts . . . She's has more power of police purse strings than any other council member in local history.
Developing . . .