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Mayor Quinton Lucas' Biggest Regret of 2020: 174 Homicides

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas on the steps of City Hall, as he announces a new set of COVID-19 safety guidelines in November.

Mayor's take on the past twelve months, "It's been a real bear of a year."

Mayor Quinton Lucas reviewed the challenges Kansas City has faced including violent crime, the coronavirus, and needed reform within several city departments. He believes regaining local control of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department is critical to subsequent police reforms. "I will continue to push it," Lucas said.

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