Following the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and the justice movements and protests generated thereby, the role of police in American society has increasingly come under scrutiny, even in small-town Kansas.
Hence the Register sat down with Iola Police Chief Jared Warner to gain insight into the situation from a law enforcement perspective, and to better understand how widespread political unrest is affecting things at a local level.
“It’s not like there’s a wall around us,” he said; the impact of larger events filters down eventually.
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