KANSAS CITY — Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said he wants to put statistics about the city’s police force on a public-facing, online dashboard in an effort to increase accountability, identify areas for improvement and build community trust.
Under a resolution that Lucas introduced this past week, the city manager would determine specific data points to request from the police department on a regular basis. They would be used to create a performance management reporting dashboard, The Kansas City Star reports.
The resolution will be heard in a committee on Tuesday and could be voted on by the City Council as soon as Friday, according to communications director Morgan Said.
Lucas said in a statement that he respects the work of Kansas City police officers.
“I’ve said many times before that any issues with policing are not the result of one officer or interaction,” Lucas said, “but are due to failure by City leaders to address current needs of our community or rescind outdated laws.”