Black leaders in Kansas City seek police chief's resignation
June 4, 2020
LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Civil rights organizations on Wednesday called for the resignation of Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith, hours after a group of mostly black pastors demanded changes to improve relations between police and the city's minority community.
The Urban League of Greater Kansas City, the NAACP's Kansas City, Missouri branch, and More2 said in a statement that Smith should resign because of his handling of excessive force complaints and officer-involved shootings of black men.
"Since November 2019, our Civil Rights organizations, in collaboration with faith and community lea...