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.