KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As people began filing out of the area at Union Station and the Liberty Memorial for the Kansas City Royals World Series parade and rally, KCPD Chief Darryl Forte applauded the crowds for classiness. Kansas City Mayor Sly James says an estimated 800,000 people attended.
In a news release, Chief Forte said there had only been three arrests and officers encountered few problems as of 4:30 on Tuesday afternoon. This comes on the heels of peaceful celebrations on Sunday night after the Royals clinched the franchise's second World Series title.
"These last few days have been huge for our city, and I am extremely proud of how everyone has conducted themselves," Chief Forte stated in the release. "That classiness has continued today. With hundreds of thousands of people piling into just a few square miles of our city, we made very few arrests, and those were for very minor incidents."
The police chief continued by saying the large crowds were happy and civil, and made officers' jobs enjoyable.