Deb Hermann: Is ‘Captain Taco’ allegation toast for her campaign?

Charles Wheeler dropped out of the Kansas City mayor’s race this week. Did The Kansas City Star eliminate another contestant?

Six days before the election, the paper’s readers learned of a 15-year-old allegation that Deb Hermann referred to a Hispanic police officer as “Captain Taco.” The Star is citing police memos from 1996, when Hermann was a neighborhood leader who helped run a community policing center. Hermann denies saying such a thing.

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