Watchdog report spurs Wichita police spending scrutiny

By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog

OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — The Wichita Police Department can’t seem to catch a break.

Only hours after Kansas Watchdog revealed Wednesday the law enforcement agency’s massive spike in drug tax revenue — the spending of which Capt. Doug Nolte said the police department doesn’t track — local media pounced.

KSN News and reporter Brittany Glas seized on the report that Wichita has received more than $230,000 in drug tax revenue since 2010. While Kansas Watchdog has been in contact with Nolte for the past two weeks trying to determine, without success, the cause of the revenue increase, KSN hit a brick wall as well Wednesday.

Check out their report in the video below.

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