Kansas City Top Cop Rejects Identity Politics

For the midday we feature an encouraging quote as both conservatives and some progressive are hopeful about a fresh start for Kansas City police leadership.

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Chief Graves is the first woman to be named chief of KCPD, but shared she "didn’t get this job because of my gender."

"I got it because I have the qualifications, I have the experience and I have the personality, I guess you’d say, or the collaborative leadership style, the servant mindset to get this job done in the way that it should be," Graves said.

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