The metro is popping off this weekend and here's a quick compilation of all the police news from around town.
Take a look:
Morning Murder Aftermath
KANSAS CITY, MO. - Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in Kansas City, Kansas. Officials say police responded to a shooting at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday on the 4300 block of Lloyd. Officers found a deceased man inside the home.
Nearby Consent Debate
A small town in Kansas is reacting after a guilty verdict in a controversial case where Jacob Ewing was charged with assaulting five women and a teenager. Ewing was acquitted in his first trial involving the teenager. However, on Friday, jurors found him guilty.
Kansas City Cop Killer Clip
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A necessary evil. Those are the words from a Kansas City man authorities say was behind a police ambush last year. Investigators said ex-Marine Gavin Long traveled to Baton Rouge with a deadly plan. He killed 3 police officers before responding officers killed him.
Inner Suburban Hot Mess
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - Police are investigating the death of a man believed to be a recently retired school custodian. Neighbors say police gathered outside 77-year-old Harvey Baldwin's house Friday night. They later learned Baldwin had been found dead inside. "He was just, he was fantastic.
Dead-Tree Murder Data
Ken Novak, a professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, put into context recent trends in homicides and other violent crime in Kansas City. Novak said that homicide rates are lower than at points in the 1990s but that law enforcement needs to make more progress in deterring crime.
And this is the OPEN THREAD right now . . .