Fact Check: KCPD Deadly Force Policy & Why It's Smart To Cooperate

Deadly police shootings are tragic for everyone involved. 

The conversation surrounding them is even worse for our municipal life and the discourse. 

In fact, the local rhetoric is always pretty dismal. 

You can always tell when the po-po weighs in because they use the wrong verb that's off-putting: They tell the plebs to "obey" or even worse . . . To "submit" to police orders. Anyone with an ounce of testosterone or patriotism usually resents that kind of offer.

Here at TKC . . . We share more effective verbiage and a better way to think of it that might save a great deal of local heartache: Cooperation

Maybe compliance . . . Either way, it's a change of perspective that will allow locals to argue in court rather than having their crying granny weep in order to sway public opinion later.

Meanwhile . . . 

There's a common misconception about how police handle deadly force situations and we're sharing this passage because it will help spread accurate info . . .

This quote is important even if it contradicts what we've seen from so many B-movies . . .

In 2021, KCPD spokesperson Jake Becchina explained the tactics behind deadly force, though not commenting directly on Sanders’ situation.

"Officers are trained if they are going to use deadly force with a firearm, they are trying to shoot for the largest portion or the largest thing that they can see,” Becchina said. “They need to bring that situation under control and end that life-endangering action as quickly and efficiently as possible for their safety and the safety of those around them who might be behind them or in front of them."

He also said that training often comes down to split-second decisions based on interpreting movements.

Meanwhile, we share more resources on the current lawsuit debate that will likely cost taxpayers a pretty penny . . .

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .

Donnie Sanders' family sues KCPD officer, BOPC

The family of Donnie Sanders - a man shot and killed in 2020 by a Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department officer during a traffic violation stop - is suing the officer who killed Donnie as well as the Board of Police Commissioners for a minimum of $10 million.

Family of Donnie Sanders sues KCPD, BOPC for $10 million

The family of a Black man who was shot and killed by a white Kansas City police officer in 2020 is suing the officer and the Board of Police Commissioners for at least $10 million.The federal lawsuit filed Thursday by Donnie Sanders' family accuses the officer, Blayne Newton, of using excessive force when he shot Sanders on March 12, 2020.

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