Police officer in Kansas City, Kansas, stripped of state police license due to cocaine usage

In Kansas City, Kansas, an officer has lost his police certification after confessing to using cocaine.

Richardo Robinson served as a member of the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department from January 2022 to March 2023.

According to documents from the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training, he tested positive for cocaine during a random drug test on Feb. 23, 2023.

Robinson confessed to having consumed cocaine within a day or two prior to the drug test.

According to Nancy Chartrand, a spokesperson for KCKPD, all employees of the department are mandated to adhere to both random and “for cause” drug testing.

Robinson received his positive test result on March 3, 2023, leading to his immediate suspension from all duties without pay. Three days later, on March 6, 2023, he was terminated, as confirmed by Chartrand.

The license of the police officer was revoked by CPOST, the state agency in charge of police officer certification.

I tried to contact Robinson by phone but was unable to reach him.

In 2023, CPOST took away 47 police certifications.

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