It was inevitable and just a matter of time since the sketchy ordinance was passed last week . . . Missouri files suit and sparks an expensive legal battle that might not change much for broke-ass plebs on Kansas City streets . . . Except to further deplete resources that should be going to public safety.
By now you've seen the news but here's a round-up of how the issue was reported across the metro . . . Read more:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Police Commissioners has requested that Mayor Quinton Lucas withdraw ordinances that reallocate $42 million from the police department. Bishop Mark Tolbert, BOPC president, said in a statement released Friday that the "unexpected" budget change could disrupt services, and if Lucas doesn't withdraw the measures, the board "will be forced to continue pursuing injunctive relief."
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The battle over the budget for the Kansas City Police Department is headed to court. A lawsuit has been filed challenging the plan to shift millions of dollars. It comes after another closed door meeting by the Board of Police Commissioners.
The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners voted 4-1 Friday to file litigation after city hall budget changes reallocated $42 million from the Kansas City Police Department's budget.During a 35-minute meeting held in a closed session, the board voted to sue the city council, the city manager and Mayor Quinton Lucas "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."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners has filed suit against Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas, other city officials and KCMO itself over police budget ordinances recently passed. The ordinances reallocate more than $42 million from the Kansas City Police Department into a new, locally administered community services fund the police department could access.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Litigation filed Friday by the state of Missouri on behalf of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners against Mayor Quinton Lucas, the city council and city manager requests that the city follow state statute for funding the police department.
The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners on Friday sued Mayor Quinton Lucas and the city council, seeking to quickly put a stop to Lucas's new police budget plan that the board says is a violation of state law and could harm police operations.
Mayor Quinton Lucas. // Courtesy KC Government. The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners has voted 4-1 to file a lawsuit against Mayor Quinton Lucas and the City Council in response to their decision to reallocate Police Funding to community efforts.
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