City manager Robert Layton announces the creation of a citizens review board for the Wichita Police Department. He says the board will provide oversight, accountability, and transparency for the police department.
Local civil rights attorney and congressional candidate James Thompson spoke before the Wichita City Council on Tuesday and used national statistics to point out that the number of police shootings in Wichita is abnormally high and that funding for officer training and staffing is too low. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle/Jan. 16, 2018)
Republican candidate for Senate Roy Moore rode his horse, Sassy, to the polls on Dec. 12 to cast his ballot. “This is a very important race for our country, for our state, and for the future,” Moore said.
City Hall is poised to approve a publicly subsidized proposal to build about another 180 downtown apartments, adjacent to the Advanced Learning Library. The “Delano Catalyst” project also includes a 90-room hotel, about 5,000 square feet of commercial development space, a public-transit hub and a bicycle/pedestrian greenway path. (Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle) (bensound.com)
Nearly 200 protesters were arrested Wednesday for refusing to leave the steps of the U.S. Capitol while urging Congress to replace Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). (Video by Sunflower Community Action)
A dark money group connected to a Koch-funded organization has begun airing a TV ad praising Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer but the group’s donors are secret.(Video by the State Government Leadership Foundation)