First let's define terms . . .
The "thin blue line" is a term that typically refers to the concept of the police as the line which keeps society from descending into violent chaos . . . Critics argue that the "thin blue line" represents an "us versus them" mindset that heightens tensions between officers and citizens and negatively influences police-community interactions by setting police apart from society at large.
Of course so many local reports contend that alleged po-po "privilege" doesn't apply to African-American officers . . . And all of this will be determined in court . . . Or, more likely, with a hefty settlement quickly approved by Mayor & Council . . .
Meanwhile, the public gets a glimpse at racially charged arguments targeting KCPD as deadly violence and property crime continue to spike . . .
Sgt. Herb Robinson, a longtime employee with the Kansas City Police Department, filed the suit against the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners, Officer Cole Modeer, Officer Marco Olivas and unnamed employees of the department.
In it, he alleges assault, false imprisonment, conspiracy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City police sergeant has filed a lawsuit against the police board and department employees, alleging he was racially profiled in a traffic stop. Sgt. Herb Robinson, a longtime employee with the Kansas City Police Department, filed the suit against the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners, Officer Cole Modeer, Officer Marco Olivas and unnamed employees of the department.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department Sgt. Herb Robinson has filed a lawsuit in the Jackson County Circuit Court for an alleged racial profiling incident. The lawsuit names the Board of Police Commissioners (BOPC) as well as KCPD officers Cole Modeer and Marco Olivas as defendants.
Developing . . .