Kansas City Police Commanders to Reimburse City for Commander's Lavish Dinners
KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners has settled a dispute over paying for expensive dinners charged by police commanders.
Under the agreement, the city will return money four commanders reimbursed to the department for the dinners, along with $13,500 in legal fees. The Kansas City Star reports documents it received Tuesday show the commanders agreed not to sue the police commissioners.
The commanders charged the pricey meals to department credit cards in 2009 and 2010 as part of their legislative expenses. In 2011, the commission ordered the commanders to repay bills for any alcohol charged with meals and any meals that surpassed the department's $46 per diem. The refunds totaled $3,450.
An investigation found the police department did not have proper policies for documenting the purpose of expenditures.