Mayor Protester Released from Jail, Postpones Political News Conference

Derron Black, the man who rushed the stage during JC Mayor Sly James’ State of the City speech has postponed a news conference he was expected to have.
A friend says “he’s tired, he’ll come back tomorrow.
Black may announce he’ll challenge Mayor James for re-election.
Black was a candidate for a Missouri House seat in 2012.
He campaigned on a platform of trying help low income Kansas Citians and better police protection from crime.
Black is facing two counts of assaulting police officers during the incident where rushed the stage where Mayor James was speaking Tuesday.
Also today, Police Chief Daryl Forte says some officers in the Gem Theatre for the Mayor’s speech were trying find another person in the room as Black rushed the state.
Forte said the officers were concerned about that second person, that is why they were looking for him at the Mayor’s speech.
Forte would not go into detail about that incident.
The Police Department, not the Mayor’s office,dictates the level of security for the mayor.
This morning, the Mayor made a public appearance at the Negro League Museum, right across the street from the Gem Theater where the incident Tuesday occurred.
Mayor James entered from a side or rear door, not the building’s main entrance .
He had his normal security detail, with no additional officers as part of it.
There was,however , other officers at the event. They were not a formal part of the mayor security team.
Mayor James say it will be the Police that will decide if changes are made in his protection.

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