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.