Posted on December 16, 2011

Lawsuit Claims KCPD ‘Gang of 8′ Discriminates Against Whites

Sarah Clark, Fox Kansas City, December 16, 2011

A Kansas City, Mo., police patrolman claims he was demoted because his skin is white.

Patrolman Chad Rives filed a lawsuit on Dec. 5 and claims he was demoted out of the homicide unit where he was detective. The lawsuit lists three police department managers who are African-American. {snip}

The lawsuit claims a “Gang of 8″ was formed to protect and promote black officers. The lawsuit also goes into detail about Rives’ employment record, stating that as a homicide detective, Rives achieved a high homicide solve rate, didn’t have any disciplinary action against him and received positive evaluations. {snip}


The suit claims the discrimination has caused him loss of sleep, anxiety and prevented him from competing on a level playing field with African-American employees.