Tuesday, January 08, 2019
7 DETECTIVES FIRED, MORE DISCIPLINED!!!! KCPD CHIEF APOLOGIZES AND SEYZ 'WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS' AFTER INTERNAL INVESTIGATION OVER HANDLING OF CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN!!!
Roundup of today's coverage a hope at improvement for local law enforcement.
Here's brief look at the sitch with links for more reporting . . .
KCPD Chief: Conclusion of the investigation into the Crimes Against Children Section
I'd like to discuss the conclusion of our internal investigation into the Crimes Against Children Unit. I think it’s very important to share what we’ve done to correct problems, protect our city’s most vulnerable victims and restore trust in the Kansas City Missouri Police Department.
Sincerely, I am disappointed. This investigation revealed issues with the organization as well as individual commanders, supervisors and detectives. I am disappointed because I know we are better than this. On behalf of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department, I want to apologize to the children and families who did not receive the service they should expect from us. I also want to apologize to the people of Kansas City, who rightfully expect their police department to provide excellent service to vulnerable victims. You will see our improvement in the steps we’ve taken to correct these problems and provide exemplary service and justice . . .
Read his post in its entirety . . .
Check the links:
KCTV5: KCPD fires 7 detectives, disciplines 10 for handling crimes against children
KCUR: Kansas City Police Fire Staff After Probe Into Crimes Against Children Unit
KMBC: 7 KCPD members fired after internal review of Crimes Against Children unit
KSHB: 17 KCPD officers disciplined after failures found at 'highest levels' in Crimes Against Children unit
Fox4: KCPD disciplines 17 officers for failing to properly investigate crimes against children
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