Today a Kansas City institution was forced to publicly denounce mistaken reporting from the so-called paper of record and clear up local confusion.
Before we get into any commentary, here's the word . . .
Accordingly, that statement corrects this publication . . . We've added our own tag just so there's no confusion.
Check-it . . .
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THE KANSAS CITY STAR WAS JUST CAUGHT IN A LIE AND SHOULD APOLOGIZE FOR CREATING LOCAL CONFUSION!!!
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Over the weekend our TKC blog community chronicled the anti-police record of Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and now we ask . . .
WHAT CONSEQUENCES CONFRONT MAYOR Q NOW THAT HIS PALACE COUP AGAINST THE CHIEF HAS FAILED?!?!
This word was released just moments ago, we'll follow-up with local news coverage as it happens.
Update #1 from KMBC confirms our juxtaposition . . .
"The Kansas City Star reported last week that Smith was forced out. Just days after the first Kansas City police officer was convicted for a fatal shooting. The Star primarily cited a meeting Tuesday morning between Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, a member of the board of police commissioners, and Smith.
"The commissioners also said Smith will stay at least through the current budgeting process and that he remains in good standing with the board."
More deets from Fox4:
"Kansas City's Board of Police Commissioners released a statement following a special closed-door meeting Monday morning. The board's statement also clarifies some of the things that have transpired between Chief Smith and the board to this point.
"The statement said the board continues to support Smith, and never held a vote to terminate the Police Chief."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news links . . .
The Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Police Commissioners released a statement supporting KCPD Chief Rick Smith, following reports he was being forced out. The board met Monday for a special meeting to discuss the matter.The statement says the board never had a vote to terminate Smith and that it was always his plan to retire after five years in the role.
by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith will remain in his role as the leader of the city's police force, at least for now. Kansas City's Board of Police Commissioners released a statement following a special closed-door meeting Monday morning.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Police of Commissioners released a statement Monday after a closed session to discuss the future of Chief of Police Rick Smith. The KCPD police board said in a statement that it never voted to fire Smith, who "has long planned to retire after approximately five years as Chief, culminating his 35 years of loyal service to the Department."
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- After meeting early Monday morning, the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners sent out a statement listing several points of clarification on the retirement of embattled Police Chief Rick Smith.
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