Group files fair housing complaint in Kansas City

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A company that manages several low-income apartment buildings in Kansas City is accusing city officials of trying to force black residents to move out of the apartments.

Eagle Point Cos. filed a federal complaint this week with against Kansas City government, councilman Jim Glover, the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority and Peter Cassel of MAC Property Management.

The company alleges the defendants tried to force black residents out of apartments in a central Kansas City neighborhood known as Hyde Park.

City officials contend the apartments were a source of crime in Hyde Park.

The Kansas City Star reports Glover denied the accusations and City Attorney Bill Geary said the city would have no comment. Cassel and a representative of the industrial authority did not respond to requests for comment.