March 10, 2020, Meeting

Publish Date 04/20/2020

MINUTES OF THE
BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS MEETING
TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020

 

A meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners of Kansas City, Missouri was held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust Street, Kansas City.

PRESENT:

Commissioner Nathan Garrett, President

Commissioner Don Wagner, Treasurer

Commissioner Mark Tolbert, Member

Commissioner Cathy Dean, Member

Mayor Quinton Lucas, Member

Mr. David V. Kenner, Secretary/Attorney

Richard C. Smith, Chief of Police

 

This meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Commissioner Garrett.  Sergeant Grant Ruark and Police Officer Sam Leslie led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Chaplain William Fox provided the invocation.

  1. Awards and Commendations. Bourbon County, Kansas Sheriff Bill Martin presented Lifesaving Awards to KCPD Sergeants Eric Greenwell and Owen Farris, KCPD Detectives Michael Miller and Andy Keil, KCFD Paramedic Jared Jarding, KCFD EMTs Tiffany Greene, Samuel Carlson, and Blake Frank, Saint Luke’s Hospital (Plaza) personnel, and civilians Shane Walker, Jeff Allen, and Bryan Holt.  On December 1, 2019, while walking into the Chiefs-Raiders game, Sheriff Martin stumbled and fell to the ground.  He had asked his friends, Shane Walker, Jeff Allen, and Bryan Holt, to help him up, but in doing, so he was not able to keep his balance or stand on his own. After several attempts, several KCPD officers came over to assist with the situation.  Within seconds, the officers recognized that the left side of Sheriff Martin’s face was starting to droop, and that he was having difficulty speaking.  He was also going in and out of consciousness. From all indication, it appeared he was suffering from a stroke. KCPD Officers recognized the symptoms and immediately requested assistance from KCFD paramedics and EMTs.

KCFD personnel arrived and prepared Sheriff Martin for transport to Saint Luke’s Hospital on the Plaza.  When Sheriff Martin arrived at the emergency room of Saint Luke's, he was met by a team of medical professionals who discovered that he had a blood clot on the right side of his brain, causing him to have a stroke. They attempted to administer a blood clot-busting medication, but the clot remained, and the only option left was surgery to remove the clot.

The blood clot was successfully removed, and the stroke was completely reversed without any setbacks or side effects. Sheriff Martin was back to work serving Bourbon County, Kansas, within a mere two weeks. 

The Board took a recess at 9:41 a.m.  The meeting resumed at 9:52 a.m.  Mayor Lucas briefly left the meeting at 9:45 a.m.

  1. Chief of Police Richard C. Smith. Chief Richard Smith introduced President Rick Armstrong of the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission.  Mr. Armstrong provided an update on the Crime Commission’s Crime Stopper TIPS Hotline Program.  The TIPS Hotline began in October 1982 with 30 calls and eight arrests.  Historically, the Program has paid up to $2,000.00 for anonymous information related to arrest or filing of charges for felony crimes in the Kansas City metropolitan area.  On November 3, 2017, the figure was increased to up to $5,000.00 for Kansas City, Missouri homicides.  In April 2018, the figure was increased to up to $10,000.00 for Kansas City, Missouri homicides.  On June 21, 2019, the figure for Kansas City, Missouri homicide rewards was once again increased to up to $25,000.00.  During the 2019 calendar year, over $250,000 in cash rewards were approved with over $100,000 in rewards paid out. 

    In 2015, the TIPS Hotline received 4,215 TIPS, 448 homicide TIPS, and six homicides were solved as a result.  In 2016, the TIPS Hotline received 4,007 TIPS, 526 homicide TIPS, and seven homicides were solved as a result.  In 2017, the TIPS Hotline received 4,374 TIPS, 653 homicide TIPS, and eight homicides were solved as a result.  In 2019, the TIPS Hotline received 5,135 TIPS, 932 homicide TIPS, and 14 homicides were solved as a result.  The increase of the TIPS reward amount has proven to be successful in receiving tips. 

    In response to a question from community member Sheryl Ferguson, President Armstrong advised that the TIPS Hotline is completely anonymous.  He also advised that it’s the Department’s job to put together a complete case file to send to the Prosecutor’s Office in hopes of charges being filed; however, it is ultimately the Prosecutor’s decision whether or not charges are filed.  The TIPS Hotline assists detectives when conducting investigations. 

    Mayor Lucas rejoined the meeting at 10:05 a.m.

    Chief Smith advised that the Department is working with fellow law enforcement agencies and government officials to discuss the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) epidemic.  Currently, the Department does not have personal protective equipment.  Safety protocols regarding police responses and detaining individuals infected are being discussed.  The Communications Unit has started screening callers that are requesting police services. 

  1. Public Comments. Shirley Jones expressed her concerns regarding the police-citizen disconnect in the inner-City.  She explained that it’s important for officers to live in the community in which they serve.  She believes that officers would receive more cooperation in investigations if there was a stronger relationship between them.  She stated that police and the people need to work together.

    Howard Brummett congratulated Deputy Chief Robert Kuehl on being named the new Chief of Police in Raytown, Missouri.  Mr. Brummett spoke about the local media just attending the first part of the meeting, referring to the awards and commendation, and not staying for the business portion of the meeting.  Mr. Brummett believes that it is important to report on the other discussions that occur during the meeting.

Sheryl Ferguson expressed her concerns with the officer-involved shooting deaths of Cameron Lamb and Ryan Stokes.  She explained the fears that African-Americans face on a daily basis.  Ms. Ferguson also questioned Chief Smith’s decision to let the officer that was involved in the shooting death of Mr. Lamb return to work nine days after the shooting.  She advised that she would submit her questions in writing.

Aqil Bey expressed his concerns with the officer-involved shooting death of Cameron Lamb.  Mr. Bey questioned why there was no probable cause statement submitted to the Prosecutor’s Office, and requested that the Department furnish the statement immediately.  He advised that Department members should use the TIPS Hotline to report corrupt officers.

Micheal Ford, a member of the Missouri Masonic Eastern Star, is seeking justice for Cameron Lamb.  He also spoke about consequences and fears that African-Americans face day-to-day.

Stanley Goodlow expressed frustrations with the way the Department handled his case.  He advised that he was violated by the police, and that there has been no accountability with the Department investigating one of their own members.  Mr. Goodlow requested that someone follow up with him immediately and complete the investigation, so that he can “have peace.” 

Maurice Copeland, Vietnam veteran, believes there is a problem with admitting fault at all levels in Kansas City.  He questioned when Kansas City would admit that there is a problem with injustice and the police department.  He advised that the Department needs to admit their wrongs.

  1. Approval of minutes. A motion was made by Commissioner Dean, with a second by Commissioner Tolbert, to approve the minutes of the open meeting on February 18, 2020.  The vote was 5-0 in favor.
  2. Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 99. Commissioner Dean questioned why Sergeant Brad Lemon and the FOP are in favor of a bill in the Missouri House that would lift the residency requirements for Department members.  Commissioner Dean referenced comments from the public, including today, that people want officers to live in the neighborhoods they serve.  Sergeant Lemon advised that the efforts to lift the residency requirement were first supported by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office.  He advised that members of the FOP have requested the change in the residency requirement, and that he is speaking on their behalf.  Sergeant Lemon noted that he serves at the members’ pleasure, and he supports and defends their decisions.  KCPD is the only law enforcement agency in Missouri with a residency requirement in Missouri. 

    Mayor Lucas stated that Commissioner Dean isn’t the only Board member to support the residency requirement.  He noted that all City employees are required to live within the city limits of Kansas City, Missouri, whether you work for trash services, 311 Action Center, KCFD or KCPD; every type of job for the City has the same requirement.  Commissioner Tolbert, who is also in favor of the residency requirement, spoke about the missing relationship between the police and community members.  He advised that “when you have people living outside, it becomes a them and us, rather than us and we.”

    Sergeant Lemon spoke about Department members’ families being forced to follow the residency requirements even though they didn’t “sign up for the job.”  He explained that some members have two residencies, so that they can spend a few nights a week in Kansas City and the remainder of the week with their families that reside outside of City limits.  Commissioner Dean suggested that members not abiding by the residency requirements should be terminated.     

  1. Executive Services Bureau. Major Paul Luster spoke for Deputy Chief Karen True in her absence.  Major Luster presented the following items for Board approval:
  2. Budget Transfers for Fiscal Year 2019-20. A memorandum dated

February 28, 2020, was presented to recommend approval of budget transfers.  This budget transfer will affect the General Fund, Police Grants Fund and the Grants Special Revenue Fund.

    A motion was made by Commissioner Tolbert, with a second by Commissioner Wagner, to approve the budget transfers as presented.  The vote was 5-0 in favor.  

  1. Bid #2020-2, Ballistic Protection Vests. A memorandum dated

February 23, 2020, was presented to recommend the award of a one-year contract to Galls, LLC., for the purchase of ballistic protection vests at an anticipated cost of $206,550.00.  In response to a question, Major Luster advised that the ballistic protection vests do not stop a knife jab. 

    A motion was made by Commissioner Dean, with a second by Mayor Lucas, to approve a one-year contract with Galls, LLC., for the purchase of ballistic protection vests at an anticipated cost of $206,550.00.  The vote was 5-0 in favor.

  1. Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) MOU. A

memorandum dated February 28, 2020, was presented to recommend the approval of the KCATA Memorandum of Understanding for providing greater security for the Kansas City, Missouri citizens and public bus operations.  The two-year agreement provides for reimbursement of salary and benefits for two full-time sworn law enforcement members to assist the KCATA in preserving the peace, preventing crime, arresting offenders and protecting the safety and welfare of the KCATA staff and citizens on KCATA property and bus stop areas.  In response to a question from Commissioner Tolbert regarding KCATA becoming fare-free, Chief Smith advised that the Department has not seen an increase in criminal activity on KCATA buses and/or bus stop areas since the fares were cancelled.

A motion was made by Commissioner Tolbert, with a second by Mayor Lucas, to approve the two-year MOU with KCATA for two full-time sworn law enforcement members to assist with preventing crime and protecting the safety and welfare of staff and passengers of KCATA.  The vote was 5-0 in favor.

  1. 2020-2021 STOP VAWA Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory Subaward.

A memorandum dated February 27, 2020, was presented to recommend acceptance of the 2020-2021 STOP VAWA Subaward in the amount of $329,669.78, to employ two forensic examiners to provide biological screening and/or DNA analysis on evidence for at least 200 sexual assault or domestic violence cases during 2020-2021.  This is the 21st year of funding. 

    A motion was made by Commissioner Dean, with a second by Commissioner Tolbert, to approve the 2020-2021 STOP VAWA Subaward in the amount of $329,669.78.  The vote was 5-0 in favor. 

  1. Midwest HIDTA Cooperative Award #G19MW0005A Modification. A

memorandum dated February 26, 2020, was presented to recommend the acceptance of the modification to the Midwest HIDTA Cooperative Award #G19MW0005A, for an increase of funding in the amount of $8,000.00.  The total award is now $1,123,945.00 and is 100 percent federally funded.  The Kansas City Metropolitan Enforcement Task Force portion is $984,088.00, and the Violent Crimes Task Force portion is $139,857.00.  

    A motion was made by Commissioner Wagner, with a second by Commissioner Tolbert, to approve the modification to the Midwest HIDTA Cooperative Award #G19MW0005A and accept the additional $8,000 of funding. The vote was 5-0 in favor.  

  1. Midwest HIDTA Cooperative Award #G20MW0005A. A memorandum

dated February 26, 2020, was presented to recommend acceptance of the Midwest HIDTA Cooperative Award #G20MW0005A in the amount of $1,105,945.00.  The award is 100 percent federally funded.  The Kansas City Metropolitan Enforcement Task Force portion is $976,088.00, and the Violent Crimes Task Force portion is $129,857.00.  

    A motion was made by Commissioner Dean, with a second by Commissioner Tolbert, to accept the Midwest HIDTA Cooperative Award #G20MW0005A in the amount of $1,105,945.00.  The vote was 5-0 in favor. 

  1. Final Contract for Niche Administrator Joy Colmar through August 1, 2020.

A memorandum dated March 3, 2020, was presented to recommend

approval of the final contract with Niche Administrator Joy Colmar.  The current contract addendum with Ms. Colmar ends on April 4, 2020.  A new contract is needed to encumber existing funds from the CAD/RMS account to cover her contractual services from April 5, 2020 to August 1, 2020.  The additional $30,226.00 proposed in this contract would place total contractual obligations to Ms. Colmar at $150,418.80, exceeding the Chief of Police’s purchase authority of $125,000.  Ms. Colmar will be leaving the state at the end of July 2020, so this will be the final contract for services with Ms. Colmar.    

    A motion was made by Commissioner Dean, with a second by Commissioner Wagner, to approve the final contract with Niche Administrator Joy Colmar.  The vote was 5-0 in favor.

    Major Luster provided an update on the Communications Unit.  He advised that the Communications Unit is currently staffed with 89 members, leaving 17 vacant positions.  There are currently four members completing on-the-job dispatcher training and one member completing on the job call-taker training.  There are three call-taker trainees in the second week of the classroom training.  There are 39 applicants in various stages of the hiring process.  Major Luster also noted that with the assistance of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, the Department was able to add a wellness room in the Communications Unit.  The room is designed for call takers and dispatchers to “unplug” after critical and stressful calls, to regroup before returning to their shift.  The wellness room is complete with massage chairs, a noise machine, and window coverings.  

  1. Professional Development and Research Bureau. Deputy Chief Robert Kuehl presented the Academy Class Summary for March 2020.  The 168th Entrant Officer Class, consisting of 34 KCPD recruits and four recruits from outside agencies, will graduate on May 7, 2020.  The 169th Entrant Officer Class, consisting of 28 KCPD recruits and seven outside agency recruits, will graduate on September 10, 2020. Commissioner Tolbert requested that he be provided with exit interviews of members resigning from the Academy. 

    Deputy Chief Kuehl presented the following consent agenda item:

  1. Project #1222: Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Deputy Chief Kuehl advised that Project #1222 is a new policy.  Many federal grants require written policy, accessible to the public, addressing the security of personally identifiable information.  While select duty manuals and the current written directive entitled, “Code of Ethics and Rules of Conduct,” address information sharing, a more comprehensive written directive needed to be created. 

A motion was made by Commissioner Dean, with a second by Commissioner Tolbert, to approve Project #1222: Personally Identifiable Information (PII), as presented.  The vote was 5-0 in favor.

    Deputy Chief Kuehl announced his retirement after 34 years of service to KCPD.  Deputy Chief Kuehl was selected to serve as the City of Raytown’s new police chief.  He will take office in Raytown on April 6, 2020.  The Board congratulated Deputy Chief Kuehl and thanked him for his service to KCPD and the City of Kansas City, Missouri. 

  1. Investigations Bureau. Deputy Chief Mark Francisco presented the Investigations Bureau report for February 2020.  He advised that to-date in 2020, there have been 31 homicides, compared to 24 at this time last year.  There were 386 cases submitted to the prosecutor in February 2020, and charges were filed on 150 cases.

There were 32 non-fatal shootings in February 2020, compared to 21 in February 2019.  There have been 91 living shooting victims identified to-date 2020, compared to 70 at this time last year.  There have been nine additional shooting victims this month. 

Deputy Chief Francisco advised there were 26 drive by shootings in February 2020, compared to 30 in February 2019.  Of the 26 drive by shootings in February, 65 victims were identified; eight of the victims sustained injuries.  There were 193 firearms recovered Department-wide in February 2020, compared to 169 in February 2019.  There have been 403 firearms recovered to-date in 2020. 

    Deputy Chief Francisco spoke about notable events, such the Kevin March rape cases.  He advised that Mr. March was arrested and charged with 12 counts, including rape, sodomy, robbery, kidnapping, and assault.  He commended the good detective work in getting Mr. March charged and arrested.  Deputy Chief Francisco advised that he would provide more details on the cases in closed session.   

  1. Administration Bureau. Deputy Chief Shawn Wadle presented the Regional Criminalistics Division Report for March 2020.  He advised that outside requests are slightly contributing to the Lab backlog.  A majority of the requests are for DNA and chemistry analysis. 

Of the current outside requests for DNA analysis, 19 are for violent crimes and 13 are for property crimes.  In 2019, the Lab averaged 136 requests per month for DNA analysis.  So far in 2020, the Lab is averaging 162 requests per month for DNA analysis. 

There are currently 46 outside request for chemistry, or drug testing, analysis.  Deputy Chief Wadle advised that smaller agencies do not have the resources to test drugs, so they send their requests to KCPD or the Missouri State Highway Patrol for testing.  He also advised that a majority of the 46 requests were made in 2019; however, the Lab is just now getting around to testing them. 

Deputy Chief Wadle presented the Human Resources Personnel Summary dated March 3, 2020.  For this time period, Department strength is 1,316 sworn law enforcement and 552 career civilians. 

In response to a question from community member Howard Brummett regarding the amount of time it takes to complete Lab analysis, Deputy Chief Wadle advised that after samples are tested by machines, a chemist at the Lab then has to back up the analysis.  The review of the testing, accompanied by the amount of backlog at the Lab, contributes to the turnaround time for analysis.

  1. Patrol Bureau. Deputy Chief Karl Oakman presented the Monthly Crime Summary for January 2020. He advised that total violent crimes are down 24 percent, with the exception of homicides.  The Department has seen a decrease in sex crimes and assaults.  Deputy Chief Oakman believes that a decrease in assaults will result in the decrease of homicides.  He also advised that property crimes have decreased by 14 percent.

    Deputy Chief Oakman advised that calls for service remain steady, and response times are trending down.  He advised that supervisor accountability in patrol and spending appropriate amounts of time on calls are contributing to the decrease in response times. 

Deputy Chief Oakman presented the Traffic Summary for the month of February 2020.  He advised that the number of hazardous moving citations issued, such as speeding, has increased; whereas, the number of non-hazardous moving citations issued, such as registration, has decreased.  There were 14,615 citations issued Department-wide in February 2020, compared to 11,437 in February 2019.  The average number of citations issued per traffic stop in the month of February, by members of the Traffic Enforcement Unit, was 1.44. 

Interstate 435 at Holmes Road continues to be the City’s highest crash location; however, it appears that traffic enforcement is contributing to the decrease of accidents around the City.  There have been 2,959 crashes to-date in 2020, compared to 3,807 crashes at this time last year.  There have been 12 fatality crashes to-date in 2020; 75 percent of the fatalities were males, and 73 percent were not using a seatbelt safety device. 

In response to a question from a community member regarding MODOT construction and roadway designs, Deputy Chief Oakman encouraged the public to provide input and suggestions to MODOT regarding their current and upcoming construction.  He advised that the Department also provides input to MODOT.

  1. Office of General Counsel. General Counsel Jenny Atterbury presented the Private Officer Licensing Unit Monthly Report for February 2019. In the month of February, there were 39 private officer license suspensions, two license denials, and one license revocation.

    Ms. Atterbury presented the following Private Officer License appeal:

  1. Private Officer License Appeal, Mr. Jessie J. Ross.  A memorandum dated February 25, 2020, was presented to recommend the denial of the unarmed private security license of Mr. Jessie Ross.  The basis of the denial is outlined in Title 17 of the Code of State Regulations, Section 10-2.050(3)(G), which stipulates an applicant may be denied a license if s/he has, “been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in federal or state court.”  Also outlined in Title 17 of the Code of State Regulations, Section 10-2.050(3)(O), stipulates in part that an applicant applying for a license under these provisions must meet these standards and may be denied if s/he has, “provided other facts or actions which demonstrate that the applicant is unsuitable or ineligible for license.”  Mr. Ross was denied a license on January 15, 2020, based on his three felony convictions for Homicide/Murder in the second degree, Weapons – carrying concealed, and Weapons Felony Firearm in St. Joseph, Michigan on July 18, 1994.

            Mr. Ross provided a handwritten appeal letter to the Board detailing the poor decisions he made in 1994, when he was 19 years old.  Mr. Ross explained that he during incarceration, he reflected on the mistakes he made as a teenager and has become a changed man.  He stated that he has not been in any trouble with the law since his release from prison in 2012.  Mr. Ross currently holds a Class B Unarmed Private Security License in the State of Kansas.  He wishes to obtain a license in Missouri to secure a better paying job to provide for his family.

    Commissioner Garrett suggested that Mr. Ross attend the next Board meeting, on April 14, 2020, to address the Board and explain why he should be granted an unarmed security license.  The Board agreed with Commissioner Garrett’s suggestion.  Manager Tamy Gallagher will reach out to Mr. Ross to provide him with the meeting information.

  1. Office of Community Complaints. Director Merrell Bennekin advised that the Office of Community Complaints will add a monthly report detailing Title VI complaints received. Currently, the Office has received two Title VI complaints.  Director Bennekin also advised that the Office is finalizing the 2019 annual report, and it should be available soon.  They will be including statistics from the last ten years in the report for comparison. 
  2. Audit Committee. Commissioner Wagner provided updates on the audits of the Homicide Unit and Assault Squads. Commissioner Wagner advised that focus was put on detective case load numbers, clearance rates, and new case assignments in the units.

    In May 2019, a two-day assessment of the KCPD Homicide Unit practices was conducted by a retired LAPD homicide detective and a Deputy DA from LA County.  One of the recommendations received was to increase the number of Homicide Unit personnel by eight detectives and four crime analysts.  The recommendation was made to help reduce the heavy workloads, allow more time between fresh cases, minimize the chance of detectives receiving more than one new murder case during a two-week rotation, and to increase the clearance rate.  KCPD followed the recommendation, recently adding eight detectives to the Homicide Unit.

    The Quality Control Unit reviewed the Assault Squad workload, staffing, and case dispositions for the past five calendar years (2014-2018).  A five-year analysis of assigned cases suggested that detectives in the Assault Squad can expect to receive approximately 14 new cases each month or 170 each year.  The average Assault Squad detective will carry approximately 20 open cases at any given time. 

    A five-year review of Tiburon ARS reports generated by Assault Squad detectives would suggest that each detective could expect to take approximately 385 reports each year or 32 reports each month.  Analysis of active case duration was also conducted.  On average, an Assault Squad detective can expect to have any given case open for approximately 69 days.  The average median suggests that half of all assigned cases reach a final disposition within 40 days of assignment. A recommendation was made to increase staffing in the Assault Squad.

    Assault Squad personnel and their command staff are currently working on restructuring the Unit.  Therefore, the Quality Control Unit refrained from offering specific restructuring advice at this time.  The Quality Control Unit recommended that the Assault Unit use their data to assist them with making appropriate restructuring decisions.  Staffing has since increased in the Assault Squad; there are now 24 detectives.

  1. Mayor Lucas. Mayor Lucas thanked the Department for their hard work and dedication to providing safety for their community during the increase of heavy populated events in the City, such as the NCAA Big 12 Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center, campaigns for the presidential election, parades, and now the COVID-19 outbreak. He also expressed concern with the warmer weather coming, and the challenges that come with it; he hopes that the summer months don’t come with an increase of crime. 
  2. Commissioner Tolbert. Commissioner Tolbert advised that an open forum regarding the Department’s Chaplain Program will be held at Morningstar Baptist Church on Monday, March 30, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. The goal is to recruit additional chaplains that have strong community connections to serve for the Department.  Commissioner Tolbert believes that chaplains play an integral part in bridging the gap between community members and the police.

    Community member Sheryl Ferguson expressed concerns with the time of the forum.  She explained that community members that work are required to take off work to attend important meetings and forums, and advised that a majority of workers do not have the time or resources to take off from work.  She requested that the Board adjust their meeting times, so that they can be better attended by community members.    

  1. Commissioner Wagner. Commissioner Wagner congratulated Deputy Chief Kuehl on being named Chief of Police of the Raytown, Missouri Police Department.
  2. Scheduled meetings. The Board of Police Commissioners of Kansas City, Missouri has scheduled the following meetings:

Board Hearing:

In Re:  The Matter of the Disciplinary Proceedings of:

P.O. James Peeler #5706

April 7, 2020, 9:30 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City.

 

Special Meeting:

April 21, 2020, 10:00 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City.

This is an open meeting being held to discuss budgetary items via telephone conference.

 

Regular Meetings:

April 14, 2020, 9:30 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City.

 

May 12, 2020, 9:30 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City.

 

June 16, 2020, 9:30 a.m., at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust, Kansas City.

 

    A motion was made by Commissioner Tolbert, with a second by Commissioner Dean, and by vote indicated below, to adjourn its open meeting at 11:55 a.m. and reconvene in closed session as provided in the following resolution.  Following a roll call, the vote was 5-0 in favor.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, notice of the board meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners was given on November 5, 2019, and

WHEREAS, said notice indicated that the Board of Police Commissioners might go into closed session during said meeting, and

WHEREAS, notice of the closed meeting follows the guidelines of Section 610.020 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Police Commissioners go into closed session during the meeting being held on  Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at KCPD Headquarters, Community Room, 1125 Locust Street, Kansas City, for the purpose of discussing personnel matters, labor negotiations, and litigation matters.

The following Commissioners were present and voted to go into closed session as follows:  

    Commissioner Nathan Garrett            -   Aye

    Commissioner Don Wagner                -   Aye

    Commissioner Mark Tolbert              -   Aye

    Commissioner Cathy Dean                -   Aye

    Mayor Quinton Lucas                    -   Aye

    There being a quorum present and the question of holding a closed session having received an affirmative public vote of at least three (3) members, a closed meeting was held as set forth above.

Below are the votes from the closed session of the Board of Police Commissioners meeting on March 10, 2020:

The Board went into closed session at 12:15 p.m.

1)  Following a motion by Mayor Lucas and a second by Commissioner Tolbert, the Board voted to approve the Non-Duty Related Disability Retirement of xxxx [Name redacted for privacy and confidentiality reasons].  The vote was 5-0 in favor.  Following polling, Mayor Lucas voted Aye, Commissioner Garrett voted Aye, Commissioner Dean voted Aye, Commissioner Tolbert voted Aye, and Commissioner Wagner voted Aye.

2)  Following a motion by Commissioner Dean and a second by Mayor Lucas, the Board voted to approve the Duty-related Disability Retirement of xxxx [Name redacted for privacy and confidentiality reasons].  The vote was 5-0 in favor.  Following polling, Mayor Lucas voted Aye, Commissioner Garrett voted Aye, Commissioner Dean voted Aye, Commissioner Tolbert voted Aye, and Commissioner Wagner voted Aye.

3)  Following a motion by Commissioner Dean and a second by Mayor Lucas, the Board voted to approve the minutes of the closed session of the Board of Police Commissioners on February 18, 2020.  The vote was 5-0 in favor.  Following polling, Mayor Lucas voted Aye, Commissioner Garrett voted Aye, Commissioner Dean voted Aye, Commissioner Tolbert voted Aye, and Commissioner Wagner voted Aye.

4)  Following a motion by Mayor Lucas and a second by Commissioner Dean, the Board voted to come out of closed session and adjourn.  The vote was 5-0 in favor.  Following polling, Mayor Lucas voted Aye, Commissioner Garrett voted Aye, Commissioner Dean voted Aye, Commissioner Tolbert voted Aye, and Commissioner Wagner voted Aye.

The meeting adjourned at 1:03 p.m.

 

   

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Secretary/Attorney 

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President

 

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