KCPD, FOP LODGE 99, GTHOTM COLLECTIVE STATEMENT ON SYSTEMIC RACISM

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Collective Statement

Systemic racism can be intentional as much as unintentional. There are policies and procedures that unintentionally cause harm to people and groups. ”Getting to the Heart of the Matter” leaders had a very honest and productive meeting with Police Chief Rick Smith and several board members from the Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 99. During the meeting much was discussed regarding historical data, current practices and where we may go from here. While there is much work to do, it is our belief that the group is committed to have the difficult discussion and work to address the needs of the entire community. --