Keith Wilkins, KCMO homicide No. 63: Mayor and police chief disagree on how to hire cops
The same day that 25-year-old Keith Q. Wilkins became Kansas City’s 63rd homicide victim of 2010, Mayor Mark Funkhouser called for a “police surge” of 100 officers to be included in the public safety sales tax.
Police Chief Jim Corwin disagreed with the Funk’s plan. Corwin has his own ideas of how to spend the money, arguing the city should hire 40 more officers in the next few years with permanent city money, not a temporary tax, according to the Star.