Most Kansas City residents aren't sure what "social justice" really means but 1st responder times are a useful and objective measurement of performance in emergency situations.
Accordingly . . .
IN THE MIDST OF A BITTER MONEY FIGHT BETWIXT MAYOR Q & SUPPORTERS OVER POLICE CASH . . . RESPONSE TIMES SUFFER!!!
This is just one of many ways that plebs/residents stay losing in a fight over money and power . . . But, in this case, the data trumps talking points from either side and offers a glimpse at how a political feud impacts locals on the street level.
Check documentation from a local council dude turned newsman . . .
As the public awaits word on whether the $42.3 million stripped from this fiscal year’s already approved Police Department budget will be returned and whether the city will approve funding for an urgently needed new police recruit class, response times may continue to worsen as additional officers retire or resign to take positions in other departments.
According to figures I obtained June 8 from the Department, all six patrol divisions are currently understaffed with sworn officers as shown here:
- Central Patrol allocated 164, actual 153
- East Patrol allocated 154, actual 147
- Metro Patrol allocated 143, actual 132
- North Patrol allocated 93, actual 83
- Shoal Creek Patrol allocated 88, actual 76
- South Patrol allocated 89, actual 86
Read more here in a news note that local MSM should've picked up . . .
Developing . . .