Kansas City Mayor Q Demands Top Cop Selection Transparency

Tonight's politicking from a member of the police board . . .

To be fair . . . On the surface of it we don't disagree with any of his assertions, we only wish they also applied to city hall . . .

Mayor Quinton Lucas said this issue goes back to state control over local accountability.

“There’s criticism, and one I think is fair," Lucas said. "There is a lot of mystery about how this choice is made and I think the mystery will be continued through tomorrow and after the decision is made."

Lucas said the decision should be out in the open like any other public hiring, for example a city manager or a school superintendent.

“There’s no reason the people of Kansas City should not be able to know why we are picking whomever we are picking,” he said.

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

Kansas City mayor calls for transparency in selection of city's next police chief

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Thursday, the Kansas City, Missouri, community could know who will lead the city's police department and its 300-plus officers. On Tuesday, KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas asked for the decision to be made public, but he was overruled by other Board of Police Commissioners in a 4-1 vote.