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Monday, April 25, 2011

Should Kansas City's police department be under local control?

At Midwest Voices, our sister blog, the Star's editorial board is arguing for local control of Kansas City's police department.

For several decades, the police departments in Kansas City and St. Louis have been run by state-appointed boards. That could be changing, at least in St. Louis, whose leaders have been pushing the state legislature to hand local control back to them.

That hasn't happened in Kansas City, but the editorial board says it should. That way it would make reform of KCPD's pension system easier to enact.

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