Governor’s Racial Commission Gives Report

Governor Laura Kelly has released a report outlining more than 60 recommendations to the state Legislature and local government officials on how to tackle racial justice issues.

The report’s recommendations were crafted by the 15-member Commission on Racial Equity and Justice, which Kelly appointed in June in response to the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The racial justice commission approved the recommendations after five months of bi-weekly meetings and 26 learning sessions with community members, law enforcement representatives, and others.

The panel recommends against driver’s license suspensions for people who fail to pay fines or fees, and against no-knock warrants in drug cases.

The report also recommends against law enforcement agencies using unmarked police vehicles during traffic stops unless police believe they are needed to avoid endangering officers or public safety.