Explained: Kansas City DOJ Investigation Request Against KCPD

Even supporters of the plan agree that there's not much that a federal case can do.

Moreover, the Prez Biden administration has moved away from crackdowns targeting police

Here's the money line . . . 

Although the DOJ lacks the authority to change the department’s governing structure . . . Investigators often find that a lack of accountability is at the core of a police department’s problems. It will recommend fixing accountability systems, even if those aren’t included in a consent decree.

“It’s possible you might get a recommendation that the creation of more local control will create more accountability,” Smith said. “I’d be surprised if they could make the argument that in order to fix any constitutional problems, you’d have to change the structure from state to local.”

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What a DOJ investigation would mean for KCPD - The Beacon

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