Chiefs’ firing of GM at this time of year ‘unprecedented,’ could complicate new hire

The NFL-wide surprise over the Kansas City Chiefs’ firing of general manager John Dorsey was not only because of the concept — he helped build a team that went 43-21 the last four years — but because of the timing. Of the last 21 NFL general managers to be fired, Dorsey’s dismissal is the latest to take place in the offseason. “It’s unprecedented,” one NFL front-office member told The Star on Friday. Also, with the league essentially on vacation until training camp, a search for outside hires might be problematic.

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Kansas City Interim Police Chief David Zimmerman talks about violent crime

Interim Kansas City Police Chief David Zimmerman said the Police Department is looking at ways to combat the surge of violent gun crimes in recent months. "We will be deploying some of our assets that are flexible and we are looking forward to getting that fully implemented, " Zimmerman said at a community meeting on June 5, 2017, at the Southeast Community Center in Kansas City. "Hopefully, it will have some impact on violent crime, especially in certain areas in the city. We are constantly looking at ways to try to retool what we are doing." Video by Tammy Ljungblad/The Star.
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Kansas City Interim Police Chief David Zimmerman talks about violent crime 2:43

Kansas City Interim Police Chief David Zimmerman talks about violent crime

Interim Kansas City police chief speaks on violent crime and the community 4:21

Interim Kansas City police chief speaks on violent crime and the community

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Highlights from Big Slick Celebrity Softball Game

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Ned Yost on Neftali Feliz: 'He still has the good arm...it works'