Police chiefs, mayors and prosecutors from Kansas City and St. Louis — two cities that consistently rank in the top 10 nationally for violent crime — are joining forces this month for a four-day Urban Crime Summit convened by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster. Participants will examine best practices and develop a series of recommendations for “meaningful policy reforms,” Koster said in a news release.
The first two days of the summit will be held at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The final two days will be in St. Louis. New York City’s police commissioner will open the summit, which will also feature the former police commissioner in New York and Boston.