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Wed 6

April 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Protect and Serve Kansas City

American Public Square

Local needs, local interests, local issues—state control. This has long been the framework for the Kansas City Police Department. Yet heightened civil unrest, escalating crime rates and the national police reform movement have generated increased interest in returning control of the police department to the Kansas City community, allowing local leaders to govern police policies, procedures, and budgets.

Join American Public Square at Jewell for this special “KC at the Square” event as we discuss the merits of state versus local control, examine perspectives from different areas of our community, and make sense of the recent tensions over Kansas City’s police budget.

Event Moderator: Mary Sanchez, Senior Reporter, Kansas City PBS | Flatland

Event Panelists:

Gwen Grant, President & CEO of Urban League of Greater Kansas City
Dave Helling, Reporter, The Kansas City Star
Brad Lemon, President & Department Liaison, Fraternal Order of Police
Hon. Quinton Lucas, Mayor, City of Kansas City, Missouri
Karl Zobrist, Attorney at Dentons and Former Police Board Member

Virtual ticket holders will receive an email with the link to the event prior to the program.
Special Thank You to Our Event Sponsors:

Stevi and Jeff Brick
Country Club Christian Church
Lead Bank
Marny and John Sherman