Group launches hotline to take complaints against KCK police
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A social-justice advocacy group says it is launching a hotline in Kansas City, Kansas, for people to report police misconduct.
The Kansas City Star reports that Wednesday’s announcement by the Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity comes about a month after it marched on local government offices.
A federal lawsuit against the department alleges that now-released Lamonte McIntyre spent 23 years in prison for two 1994 murders he didn’t commit because of police misconduct.
Another federal lawsuit was filed by a former police cadet alleging she was dismissed after reporting reported sexual harassment and assault by a supervising officer.
The police department says it has received complaints relating to only 0.1% of police calls. Local officials say police have a complaint line and there’s a Wyandotte County ethics hotline.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com