The Kansas City Council’s public safety committee has postponed a discussion about the police response to crowds outside a rally Saturday for presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Wednesday’s committee agenda originally included a report from the police special operations division, and that report was expected to include a discussion about the tense crowds outside Trump’s rally at the Midland theater.
But committee chair Alissia Canady said Tuesday that Police Chief Darryl Forté is out of town, and he wanted to be present for any council discussion about the police handling of the crowd situation.
Still, if people show up and want to be heard on the topic, Canady said the committee will allow brief comments. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the 26th floor of City Hall.
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A full discussion will be postponed to another date, Canady said.