Budget cuts will lead to mass layoffs, KCPD warns

Here in the Killa City, we got news this week of how the $12 million in cuts proposed in City Manager Wayne Cauthen’s budget would affect the Kansas City Police Department. The police say they’d have to give 225 police officers pink slips. Kinda scary when the city had more murders last year than the Royals had wins and the daily paper runs a three-part series called “Murder Factory.”

I called up police commissioners Karl Zobrist and Terry Brady to find out how realistic the projections were. I was also wondering if this was just a scare tactic.

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