TKC is not a lawyer.
I was only pre-law at UMKC for a few semesters before I decided on Pre-Med.
And then decided that watching movies and finishing a Comm. Studies degree was far more important as far as my contribution to the world is concerned.
However . . .
We know there are a great many amateur & pro legal eagles out there . . . Accordingly, here's a passage regarding the lawsuit which offers more insight . . .
"KC Urban League Leader (Gwen) Grant said she filed to join that lawsuit on behalf of taxpayers, arguing the Board of Police Commissioners is carrying out "taxation without representation" and violating Missouri's Hancock Amendment.
"The Hancock Amendment violation allegation was because the BOPC is appointed by the governor and does not answer to taxpayers, yet has the power to allocate taxpayer money.
"Grant said the board's complaint and the current policing structure violate the Hancock Amendment and that the board diminishes the voting rights of minorities and violates the Equal Protection Clause.
"According to the new lawsuit filing, her motion to intervene was denied by the court and she was told to file a separate lawsuit.
"The new lawsuit makes the Hancock Amendment violation allegation again, but the lawsuit is now more far-reaching.
"Grant is seeking a judicial declaration that the board is violating the amendment and that the board's "statutory scheme" violates the Equal Protection Clause. She also seeks to recover costs and attorney's fees."
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Urban League of Greater Kansas City President Gwendolyn Grant is suing the City of Kansas City, Missouri, the mayor, the city council, the city manager, the director of finance and the Board of Police Commissioners.