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File #: 220643    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Referred
File created: 7/21/2022 In control: Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 8/3/2022 Final action:
Title: Directing the City Manager to create a task force to address hate and bias crimes, including religiously motivated crimes.
Sponsors: Melissa Robinson, Lee Barnes
Attachments: 1. Fiscal Note- 220643, 2. Res 220643 Bias Motivated Incidents Report to Finance Committee 8.3.2022 (002), 3. Fact Sheet-220643

RESOLUTION NO. 220643

 

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Directing the City Manager to create a task force to address hate and bias crimes, including religiously motivated crimes. 

 

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WHEREAS, the 2022 Annual Report of the City’s Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity department (CREO) found 91 bias crime incidents recorded by the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) over 2020-21; and

 

WHEREAS, approximately 44% of these bias crime incidents involved a victim who was black; and

 

WHEREAS, approximately 44% of these bias crime incidents involved physical violence and 29% involved harassment; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the City Manager is directed to engage with stakeholders, including the Kansas City Human Rights Commission and the Kansas City Police Department, to create a task force to address hate and bias crimes, including religiously motivated crimes.

 

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