KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Civil Rights leader Gwendolyn Grant took legal steps to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners against the City of Kansas City, Missouri.
The lawsuit was in response to a change in the way the city plans to fund the police department. In May, the City Council voted to continue to spend 20% of its general revenue on the police department, which is required by state law. Any additional money would go into a community safety fund. The department would be required to request any additional money needed out of that fund.