Police oversight meeting grows heated after Friday protest

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — An Overland Park police oversight meeting has grown heated after exchanges over arrests at a protest for racial justice.

About 14 protesters attended the meeting Monday, the Kansas City Star reports. Protesters said police at the Friday protest didn’t act with professionalism and some were not wearing name badges. The police department in a statement said that officers were allowed to remove their name badges because they were concerned that their personal information would be posted online.

Friday night’s demonstration grew tense when some protesters refused to walk on the sidewalk.

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