The search process for Kansas City’s police chief is another example of the absurdity of state control of the police department. The deciding vote for Maj. Rick Smith came from a police board member appointed by Gov. Eric Greitens just hours before the vote.
The search process for Kansas City’s police chief is another example of the absurdity of state control of the police department. The deciding vote for Maj. Rick Smith came from a police board member appointed by Gov. Eric Greitens just hours before the vote. File photo
The search process for Kansas City’s police chief is another example of the absurdity of state control of the police department. The deciding vote for Maj. Rick Smith came from a police board member appointed by Gov. Eric Greitens just hours before the vote. File photo

Editorial: How Gov. Eric Greitens’ last-minute appointment cast the deciding vote for Kansas City police chief

August 01, 2017 4:28 PM