chief ken burton http://kbia.org en Missouri's racial disparities in traffic stops mirror national trends http://kbia.org/post/missouris-racial-disparities-traffic-stops-mirror-national-trends <p>A new report showing that African-American drivers are more likely to be stopped by police in Missouri is consistent with finding across the United States, according to a researcher that worked on the state report released by Attorney General Chris Koster.&nbsp; The report measures the racial disparity index, &nbsp;a system to measure and compare the frequency that drivers of various ethnicities are stopped and the racial proportion of the population.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:49:08 +0000 Joyu Wang 34970 at http://kbia.org Missouri's racial disparities in traffic stops mirror national trends Columbia Police Chief speaks about crime http://kbia.org/post/columbia-police-chief-speaks-about-crime <p>Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton discussed the local crime rate and answered questions at the Boone County Democratic Muleskinners club meeting Friday.</p><p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 20:54:33 +0000 Erin Dismeier 25610 at http://kbia.org Columbia Police Chief speaks about crime Captain Dianne Bernhard appointed Deputy Chief of Columbia Police Department http://kbia.org/post/captain-dianne-bernhard-appointed-deputy-chief-columbia-police-department <p>Chief Ken Burton announced the new Deputy Chief of the Columbia Police Department this morning. Captain Dianne Bernhard, a 20 year police veteran will now be responsible for overseeing the work of the police department's three main bureaus: Patrol, Operations Support and Administrative.</p><p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 21:51:51 +0000 Olga Khrustaleva 23304 at http://kbia.org Captain Dianne Bernhard appointed Deputy Chief of Columbia Police Department Columbia Police Captains now "at will" employees http://kbia.org/post/columbia-police-captains-now-will-employees <p>The Columbia City Council has approved an amendment that changes the status of Columbia's Police Captains from classified to unclassified employees. Under the new classification the police captains lose their right to due process and are now "at will" employees under Police Chief Kenneth Burton. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:09:50 +0000 Sarah Hollins 21343 at http://kbia.org Columbia Police Captains now "at will" employees FOP still pushing for removal of Chief Burton http://kbia.org/post/fop-still-pushing-removal-chief-burton <p>Columbia Police policies have changed but a police union is still calling for bolder action. Thu, 24 May 2012 21:20:23 +0000 Krystal Slusher 14740 at http://kbia.org FOP still pushing for removal of Chief Burton Newscast for April 26, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-26-2012-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Regional news coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;newsroom, including:</span></p><ul><li>Columbia City Manager stands behind police chief Ken Burton.</li><li>A possible minimum wage increase.</li><li>Whistleblowers could face reduced protections</li></ul> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:59:14 +0000 Chris McDaniel 13112 at http://kbia.org Newscast for April 26, 2012 Columbia City Manager stands behind police chief http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-manager-stands-behind-police-chief <p>The Columbia Fraternal Order of Police, or FOP, is calling for the removal of Police Chief Ken Burton.&nbsp; The Mayor and City Manager were sent a 349-page complaint that detailed grievances against Burton and his alleged violations.&nbsp; City Manager Mike Matthes responded with his support of the embattled police chief.</p><p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:48:43 +0000 Shanley Reynolds 13111 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Manager stands behind police chief Columbia police plan training on bias-free policing http://kbia.org/post/columbia-police-plan-training-bias-free-policing <p>Columbia&rsquo;s police department is conducting a day-long training next week on respectful community policing. It&rsquo;s part of a larger effort and community discussion on improving the relationship between the police and the public.&nbsp;JESSICA PUPOVAC has this&hellip; Fri, 02 Dec 2011 14:24:04 +0000 4640 at http://kbia.org Columbia police plan training on bias-free policing