Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas calls for more police reform

Posted at 5:09 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 18:09:16-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas said he plans to introduce additional police reform he hopes will increase the department’s accountability at Tuesday’s Board of Police Commissioners meeting.

In a series of tweets, Lucas said the reforms are geared toward creating “independence and accountability” for the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department’s Office of Community Complaints.

Under Lucas’ reforms:

  • The amount of time to file a complaint would be extended to two years;
  • The minimum age requirement of 17 would be removed;
  • Complaints made by third parties would be allowed instead of just “received;”
  • Removal of a requirement that all complaints be notarized.

Lucas said his proposals will require further review by internal KCPD departments.

Ultimately, Lucas said his office is exploring ways to take KCPD’s Office of Community Complaints outside the department, but doing so would require legislative action at the state level.

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