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Why Civil Rights Groups Want Kansas City's Chief Of Police To Resign

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Kansas City police Chief Rick Smith holding a bullhorn and addressing a crowd of protesters.
Julie Denesha
KCUR 89.3
Civil rights groups have demanded the resignation or removal of Kansas City police Chief Rick Smith.

The Urban League's Gwen Grant, delved into why her organization joined with the NAACP of Kansas City and MORE2 in demanding the chief's resignation and reforms within the city's police department.

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