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KC Police Board clarifies chief’s retirement after closed-door meeting, says he’s not being fired | News – Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri 2021-11-29 12:13:00 –

Kansas City, Missouri (KCTV)-After meeting early Monday morning, the Kansas City Police Commission sent a statement outlining some explanations about the retirement of confused police chief Rick Smith.

The chief met with Mayor Quinton Lucas and the chairman of the police committee last week and reached an agreement on Smith’s retirement a few days after detective KCPD. He was convicted of manslaughter in a controversial black man’s shooting.

The agreement included that the final day of Smith’s work was April 22, next year, and his salary would be paid until August next year.

The police committee held a closed-door virtual meeting on Monday morning, saying they only considered it a “personnel” issue. Following that meeting, the Board issued a statement that included the following:

  1. The board has never voted to dismiss Secretary Smith.

  2. Chief Smith has long planned to retire as chief in about five years, culminating in 35 years of loyal service to the department.

  3. Chief Smith will stay at least through the current budget process.

  4. Chief Smith is in good shape with the police committee.

  5. No further information is provided at this time.

Police committee.

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