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A Kansas City, Kansas, Community & Police Relations Task Force Won't Include The Outspoken District Attorney

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Andrea Tudhope
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KCUR 89.3
A new task force examining police and community relations in Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, includes the mayor, the police chief, and the sheriff, but not District Attorney Mark Dupree.

A move to leave the Wyandotte County district attorney off a newly-formed task force on police and community relations left many in Kansas City, Kansas, scratching their heads.

The outspoken district attorney discusses being excluded from the effort, and his ideas for rebuilding public trust in police.

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