Black Kansas City sergeant sues police after traffic stop

A Black Kansas City sergeant is suing the cops department after he was visited two associates, who he says later on conspired to implicate him of misconductByThe Associated PressApril 22, 2022, 6:01 PM – 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleKANSAS CITY, Mo.– A Black Kansas City cops sergeant claims in a suit that two officers racially profiled him when they stopped his automobile and falsely accused him of misconduct.Sgt. Herb Robinson, a 30-year veteran of the Kansas City Police Department, said the two officers chewed out him as they approached his unmarked police cars and truck on March 11, 2021. He declares in the claim that officers Cole Modeer, who is white, and Marco Olivas, who is Hispanic, stopped him because of his race, The Kansas City Tar reported. They let him go after he stepped out of his vehicle and identified himself.Robinson, 59, who was an investigator at the time he was stopped, is suing Olivas, Modeer and the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners, which oversees the department.”If they deal with among their own in this manner, Im afraid to see how they are dealing with minorities who are not police officers,” Gerald Gray, a lawyer representing Robinson, stated Thursday.The officers are likewise implicated in the claim of wrongly implicating Robinson of misbehavior and other offenses, and urging others to do the same.Robinson said he reported the encounter to the police department but no action was taken.Capt. Leslie Foreman, an authorities spokeswoman, said the department normally does not comment on pending litigation.

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