- September 29, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
Business leaders on Tuesday called for independent investigations into excessive force cases by the Kansas City Police Department while Chief Rick Smith complained about a loss of employees.
As the KCPD and City Hall remain locked in a legal battle over proposed budget reforms — and business officials as well as Black Lives Matter protesters call for major reforms — Smith continued to hammer away at how his department has been harmed by the employee attrition.
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, presented three recommendations first made in July, saying they held 35 meetings, including 14 listening sessions with community groups, local and national law enforcement, local prosecutors and police oversight organizations.
Both groups found “broad dissatisfaction” with the current process of investigating officer misconduct cases and complaints from the…