A landmark decision today proves that a former university lecturer turned Mayor doesn't know the law as well as he claimed.
The deets . . .
"In his ruling, Judge Patrick Campbell said Kansas City cannot change the police department's spending after appropriations without approval from the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners.
"Campbell issued a writ of mandamus that will require the city to put $42.2 million back in the police department's budget for this fiscal year."
Even better, we share the reaction from both sides . . .
Check the word from KCPD:
Statement on Ruling of Lawsuit
KCPD engages in the budget process six months ahead of when the budget year begins. The police
department puts a great deal of effort into this process as does the city. This budget process directly affects not only the police department and the city, but the members in our community. We appreciate the court recognized the validity of the 2020-2021 budget process.
In return, Mayor Q offers voters a HUGE helping of word salad defended by Twitter bots . . .
All things considered so far . . .
THIS IS AN EPIC DEFEAT FOR MAYOR Q AND THE 'DEFUND THE POLICE' CROWD!!!
What's worse is that the support for this movement was minimal and overplayed by social media.
TKC fun fact that was always lost in this discussion . . .
Neither Mayor nor council offered BUDGET DEETS about what they planned to do with that money. (Hint: It was always going to be just another slush fund.) There was simply a promise to spend it on "community outreach" without any specific line items.
Sadly, drilling down the the specifics of any budget is discouraged by most people who hold power in Kansas City.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news links . . .
by: Makenzie Koch Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Jackson County judge has ruled the Kansas City Council's changes to the police department's funding violate state law. Judge Patrick Campbell issued the judgment on Tuesday. In his ruling, Campbell said Kansas City cannot change the police department's spending after appropriations without approval from the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners.
KANSAS CITY, Mo - A Jackson County judge ruled Tuesday that Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas and the KCMO City Council violated Missouri state law in passing two ordinances last spring that changed appropriations for the city's police budget. Judge Patrick W.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- There has been a decision in the lawsuit over the Kansas City Police Department's budget. This afternoon, a judge sided with the police board. That means the city cannot redirect money from the department.
A Jackson County judge ruled Tuesday that Kansas City violated state law when it shifted more than $42 million from the Kansas City Police Department's budget to other crime prevention efforts.In May, the City Council passed two ordinances taking $42.3 million directly out of the police department's budget.
In a blow to the city's efforts to assert a measure of control over the Kansas City Police Department, a judge on Tuesday ruled that Mayor Quinton Lucas and the city council acted illegally when they sought to transfer $42.3 million of the police department's $239 million budget to "community services and prevention."
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