KCPD Dashcam Catches Councilwoman Acting Like a Big Baby

Alissia Canady

Still shot from the dash cam showing Alissia Canady arguing with police (KCPD)

KCPD Dashcam Catches Councilwoman Acting Like a Big Baby

Kansas City, MO – A councilwoman thinks that she is above the law after refusing to step out of her vehicle while it was being towed.

Wednesday, Aug. 27th councilwoman Alissia Canady, who serves Kansas City’s 5th district, refused to comply with lawful orders for over 20 minutes and was not arrested. Alissia Canady’s car was being towed for having expired tags, which is a normal and legal reason to impound a car per Kansas City laws.

As her vehicle was hooked up to a tow truck and elevated, the councilwoman jumped into it and refused to get out. Canaday later claimed that she just got into her car to be cooled by the air conditioning.

Eventually four officers were called to the scene and argued with the councilwoman for over 20 minutes.

It should also be noted that councilwoman Canady is on the ethics and public safety committee.

One officer on scene can be heard in the video stating “If I was in this car now, I would lose my job with the way you are acting,”. We here at Blue Lives Matter couldn’t agree more with that statement.

Another officer says “It is black and white for us. It’s policy. That’s how it has to happen,”.

KCTV5 spoke with Canady in the video below and asked her if she had mentioned to police that she was a councilwoman. Her response:

“Yeah, not only am I an attorney, I am a city councilperson, and so I do know what the ordinance does permit and not permit. I have checked with the legal department. It does not require for expired tags.”

Kansas City Police Department stated that it’s clear in municipal code that officers can tow vehicles for expired tags.

You are not above the law councilwoman, hopefully next time you end up in cuffs.


  • tekwrite

    Mom had a word for folks like those… UPPITY.

  • Richard Omiecinski

    She should have been arrested for stupidity and interfering with the police!

  • Chris LaRose

    The only problem is that she is right and those ordinances and codes DON’T apply to her private automobile. All those odes and ordinances pertain to ‘motor vehicles’ which are defined as “every description of carriage or other contrivance propelled or drawn by mechanical power and used for commercial purposes on the highways in the transportation of passengers, passengers and property, or property or cargo”. The term “used for commercial purposes” means the carriage
    of persons or property for any fare, fee, rate, charge or other consideration, or directly or indirectly in connection with any business, or other undertaking intended for profit. Additionally case law confirms this with “No State government entity has the power to allow or deny passage on the highways, byways, nor waterways…transporting his vehicles and personal property for either recreation or business, but by being subject only to local regulations i.e., safety, caution, traffic lights, speed limits, etc. Travel is not a privilege requiring licensing, vehicle registration, or forced insurance.” Chicago Coach
    Co. v City of Chicago, 337 Ill. 200, 169 N.E. 22.” I think she is owed an apology, don[‘t you?

    • Anne Long

      Nope, and you sure did stretch that one!!! She now needs to lose her job. she is not above the law, actually I believe our elected officials should be held to an even higher standard.


      You are quoting a case from about 1920 – 1940. All of those statutes have LONG since been superseded. I hope you aren’t a lawyer, for your own sake . . .

    • Connie Thomas Scoggin

      No she should have bought her tags, don’t you think?

  • richardstarr

    Why do you fail to note they canceled the tow?
    Only by the abuse of her political power was she able to get away with this.

  • Connie Thomas Scoggin

    Who does she think she is Hillary Clinton!