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Kansas City Board Of Police Commissioners Sues City Over Department's Budget

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Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners member Nathan Garrett talks during a November 2020 meeting. The board voted Friday to file a lawsuit against Mayor Quinton Lucas and the City Council.

The police board is going through the courts to stop the attempt by Mayor Lucas and the city council to refocus the use of $42 million of the department's authorized budget.

The board says the city council's action could undermine police operations. We outline the lawsuit that was filed on Friday, and break down how Governor Mike Parson and other Republicans in the state capitol are responding.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Zach Wilson is the associate producer for KCUR's Up To Date.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.