Why Is The Civil Rights Commission Looking At The KCMOPD And The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office?
The Missouri Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is examining police and community interactions, and the extent to which disparities in the use of force may persist on the basis of race or color.
The Commission held hearings on Thursday August 20, 2015, at the Bruce R. Watkins Center, where they recorded verbal testimony from community members regarding policing in Kansas City, Missouri.
This week Latahra Smith of KC Freedom Project switches hats from guest to Host and talks with Dr David Mitchell, Chair of the Missouri Advisory Committee about why they are looking at the complaint process for the KCMO Police Department and the Jackson County Prosecutors Office. Our Guest will explain what the Missouri Advisory Committee will be reporting to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and what that might mean for the KCMOPD and Jacson County Prosecutor’s Office.
For more information about the complaint process contact:
Civil Rights Analyst
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Calendar of Events –
One Struggle KC will have their Monthly meeting, Tuesday. September 29th from 6-8 PM at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 620 E Armour Blvd, KCMO. Their agenda includes training on, Knowing your rights, What to do when stopped by the police and a how to guide on filming the police. They also will report on testimony given before the Missouri Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights. They will be taking complaints to submit to the committee, but you must bring your documentation and fill out the form. You can find a link to the complaint form on the One Struggle KC Face Book Page.
The Kansas City Chapter of Empower Missouri’s First Friday Forum will be Friday, October 2nd, 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Rd, KCMO. This month’s guest is Rev. Lia M. McIntosh, Senior Manager, of Communities Creating Opportunity. She will will present a video titled SPENT: LOOKING FOR CHANGE and lead a discussion of harmful
lending schemes and ways to change them.
The KC Area Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children and Other Survivors of Homicide will hold their monthly meeting Friday, October 2nd beginning at 7:30 PM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 2552 Gillham Road, KCMO. POMC makes the difference through on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy and awareness. They meet to provide support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder.