For the record, every member of the police board is a resident of Kansas City and the mayor has been elected to serve on the commish as well . . . It doesn't get anymore "local" than that . . .
So-called "local control" really means "city hall control" which is a something that EXCITES NOBODY!!!
Still, there are less than 2 dozen local activists who still think this is a good idea.
Check the summary . . .
"In the spring of 2020, Black Lives Matter protesters called for the Kansas City Police Department to be released from state oversight. Civil rights groups are still talking about that, but there's little momentum."
Meanwhile, voters, residents, police and so many elected officials OPENLY OPPOSE THE IDEA that has been non-starter and something that not even a MASSIVE CULTURAL SHIFT can spark into action.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
Kansas City is one of the only U.S. cities without local control of its own police. Will that ever change?
On June 3, 2020, with Kansas City reeling after a weekend of violent protests reacting to the killing of George Floyd, a coalition of civil rights groups went public with something they had been discussing for a while. It's time for Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith to go, they said.
Developing . . .