The small town of Garden City, MO—located about 50 miles southeast of Kansas City—disbanded its entire police force Wednesday, saying that the chief received word that he was instructed by the city council to lay off 100 percent of their police department effective immediately, according to WDAF-TV.
“No explanation was given nor plans to staff the police department beyond the Chief,” the department said on Facebook. “No further guidance was given for pending criminal cases or coverage of the city when the Chief is not on duty.”
The department had seven sworn officers and five civilian volunteers serving a population of about 1,600 citizens.
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