September 3, 2013 5:34 PM

KC police chief favors status quo of state-controlled department

Darryl Forté broke his silence Tuesday on his view of police governance by saying the Kansas City department’s current system of being run by a five-member state board best meets the community’s needs. “We are already under local control,” he wrote on his blog. “We’re shielded from political corruption, we use taxpayer dollars in the most efficient way possible and we are responsive to the community.”

Related content