KANSAS CITY POLICE CRISIS: JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE VOWS TO 'PROTECT CASES' INVOLVING CHILD VICTIMS AMID REPORTS OF KCPD INCOMPETENCE!!!
More devastating news as of late involving accusations against local police and horrific implications for public safety.
Take a look:
AP: "A police unit set up to investigate crimes against children including rape, abuse and serious negligence failed to properly investigate thousands of cases, with some detectives doing no work at all, according to internal police memos that described "gross negligence," ''incompetence" and efforts to cover up the problem."
Kansas City police child crimes unit 'incompetent'
The latest from the prosecutor's office just now . . .
Response to recent stories on crimes against children
"In response to the recent news stories about the KCPD’s Crimes Against Children’s Unit, our focus at the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office will remain on protecting children and prosecuting those who have preyed on them.
"Our goal today is to protect the cases currently pending against the accused abusers of children. Investigations may be flawed or less than perfect, but that does not mean the defendant is not guilty of the crimes they’ve been accused of doing. We will do everything possible to bring justice for the victim. "
We'll have more on this one and its implications but right now we want to turn to our blog community for guidance and mounting questions about where blame should be assigned.
Developing . . .