Monday, July 22, 2019
KCPD CHIEF ARGUES FOR $25K HOMICIDE TIP INCREASE EFFECTIVENESS DESPITE ANOTHER BLOODY KCMO WEEKEND!!!
Kansas City is once again on a record pace for 2019 homicides, gunfire and two murders dominated headlines over the weekend and property crime is growing worse in many neighborhoods. Nevertheless, here's the new Chief highlighting local efforts and offering numbers to support his claim . . .
KCPD CHIEF'S BLOG: $25,000 reward greatly increases homicide tips
Money line from The Chief . . .
I am grateful to announce that two Kansas City, Missouri, homicides have been solved in the last month thanks to anonymous tips that carry a reward of $25,000 each. Both of those tips came in after the June 21 press conference announcing the $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in homicides that occurred in Kansas City, Missouri.
For many, $25,000 is life-changing money. We also hope it will change the lives of families who are grieving with no sense of justice over who killed their loved ones. The trend is certainly looking good. According to numbers from Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers, since the press conference announcing the reward increase, there have been 58 tips submitted on Kansas City, Missouri, homicides. Compare that to the month prior (May 20 – June 20, 2019), when there were only 23 KCMO homicide tips. That’s an increase of more than 150% month over month . . .
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