Office Of Community Complaints | Preserving Civil War Flags
The independent oversight agency that handles grievances against the Kansas City Police Department is often criticized, and why the Kansas Historical Society is restoring Civil War battle flags from Northern and Southern states.
Segment 1, beginning at 4:50: How Kansas City's civilian staffed oversight agency works.
A long-standing controversy involving the Kansas City Police Department has to do with its oversight from the Office of Community Complaints. The office is responsible for following up on complaints against law enforcement officers, but critics say they too rarely render judgments against the actions of officers and are raising questions about how effective and fair it is.
Segment 2, beginning at 36:10: Is there a right way to preserve and display Confederate flags?
The Fourth of July is coming up, a day full of flag pride. There’s always one flag that causes controversy though — the Confederate battle flag. A curator explained why one such flag is included in the Kansas Historical Society's Save the Flags project that is restoring and preserving Civil War flags captured by Kansas troops
- Blair Tarr, museum curator for the Kansas Historical Society