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Groups still want Kansas City police chief to be ousted

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Three civil rights organizations say they will continue to pressure Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith to resign over long-simmering tension between police and …
Three civil rights organizations say they will continue to pressure Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith to resign over long-simmering tension between police and minorities in the city, despite the procedural changes announced this week.
The Kansas City chapter of the NAACP, the Urban League of Greater Kansas City and More2 issued a statement Wednesday calling for Smith’s resignation because of his handling of excessive force complaints and police actions during recent protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners and Mayor Quinton Lucas on Thursday announced several changes to police procedures designed to improve accountability and oversight of the police department, including having outside agencies investigate all officer-involved shootings.

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