Sunday, December 01, 2019
KCPD Works To Close More Homicides
Tonight's law enforcement premise after the latest bloody weekend . . .
KSHB -- Report: Additional staff could increase KCPD homicide closure rate
"People are dying in our streets and our clearance rate is not even at the national average this year," KCPD Chief Rick Smith said at the recent Board of Police Commissioners meeting. Through the National Public Safety Partnership, KCPD brought in two experts from Los Angeles to look over the department's efforts on reducing violent crime. It led to a 10-page report with a list of recommendations, starting with staffing. Currently, there are six homicide detectives with a supervisor at each of the four squads. The experts suggest adding two more detectives and assigning a crime analyst to each squad."Time is critical," David Bernard, a retired KCPD homicide sergeant (said) . . . "
Developing . . .