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Intersection - Community Policing, Former CPD Chief Ken Burton, and the Way Forward for CoMo

Meiying Wu

Community Policing has been an important issue in Columbia recently, driving discussions around fair and equitable policing and sparking controversy over its handling by Columbia's former city manager and police chief.

On Intersection, a roundtable of stakeholders came together to discuss the philosophy of community policing, how it influenced the tenure - and departure - of former Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton, and how the city of Columbia can move forward with fair and effective policing strategies.

Guests on this episode of Intersection include:

  • Traci Wilson-Kleekamp, the president of the organization Race Matters, Friends
  • Lynn Maloney, a board member for Race Matters, Friends
  • Fourth Ward Columbia City Councilmember Ian Thomas

Check out this timeline of the tenure of former Police Chief Ken Burton created by KBIA producers and featured in this roundtable discussion.

And you can see this 2017 Q&A with Ken Burton by Columbia Missourian editor Katherine Reed, also mentioned in the discussion.