Perspective on impending legal drama . . .
This court case over Kansas City police funding is a marathon in the making and Mayor Q believes he can ultimately win the fight in the Supreme Court. So this is going to take awhile as murder count continues to climb and more cops abandon the force.
Check the latest links on the tragic debate that has only served to further divide Kansas City along partisan, geographic and racial lines . . .
Hurry Up & Wait
CRIME INVESTIGATION. THAT CASE CONTINUES THIS MORNG.IN THERE WILL BE A HEARING TODAY IN THE BATTLE OVER WHO CONTROLS THE KCPD BUDGET. CODY: IT TAKES PLACE THIS AFTERNOON AT 1:30, AT THE JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE.
Funding Fracas Considered
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The hearing regarding a new plan to carve out a portion of the Kansas City Police Department's budget into a separate community fund will not happen Tuesday. It was supposed to get going at 1:30 p.m. However, a stay has been issued.
Po-Po Process Disputed
Hours after the Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Police Commissioners filed a lawsuit against the mayor and city, Mayor Quinton Lucas said it stemmed from power and not public safety. Now, the BOPC president says it's not a matter of power, but of process.
CASH VS. COPS!!!
KCPD funding cuts: A look at what police services will be cut, the city's ordinances, and the Police Board's lawsuit
By John Sharp The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners has filed suit in Jackson County Circuit Court to overturn the City Council's actions on May 20 that stripped approximately $42.3 million from the Police Department's approved budget for this fiscal year but authorized the city manager to negotiate with the Board for the possible restoration of all or part of the funding and the possible addition of $3 million for a new recruit class.
Developing . . .