Thursday, January 16, 2020

Kansas City Thursday Morning Crime Scene

Because our blog readers always seem to appreciate these posts, here's a quick collection of police action, court cases and SUSPECTED misdeeds from across the metro.

Kansas City Hit & Run Search

KCPD asks for help identifying driver in fatal hit-and-run crash

Kansas City police are asking the public for help in identifying the driver of a car suspected of hitting and killing a pedestrian in late November.Investigators said the driver of a small, dark, compact vehicle hit Gary L. Davis, 65, at Independence and Elmwood avenues.Police said the driver did not stop.

KCPD Against Gun Vengeance

KCPD starts reviews aimed at solving more nonfatal shootings, curbing retaliation

Kansas City police have begun conducting weekly shooting reviews, a process that has been credited with reducing gunshot injuries and deadly retaliation in other cities. During a Board of Police Commissioners meeting Tuesday, Maj. Greg Volker said the reviews began earlier this month. They involve a host of agencies analyzing the past week's shootings.

Social Media Reaction Includes Crackdown From Feds

Federal lawsuit filed after Sugar Creek arrest went viral

A man police described as a "sovereign citizen" has filed a federal lawsuit against the Sugar Creek Police Department and other city officials, after video of an arrest went viral last year.Aaron Fletcher, along with his wife Tammy Fletcher, allege civil rights violations, retaliation, racial discrimination, and police battery in

Happy Rock Gunfire Report

Shooting at Gladstone apartment complex leaves 1 injured, police looking for shooter

GLADSTONE, Mo. -- Police are searching for the person who shot another person at an apartment complex on January 15. The shooting happened at the Broadway Ridge Apartment Homes on N Broadway near NW 68th Street and 169 Highway. Police told FOX4 the victim was taken to an area hospital, but they could not describe the extent of the injuries.

Golden Ghetto Tragic Demise Ruled Deadly Domestic Drama

Overland Park woman killed at home was victim of domestic violence, police say

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- We're learning more about the murder of an Overland Park woman that occurred Tuesday afternoon. Officers were called to a suspicious death in the upscale Lionsgate neighborhood near 151st and Nall, but later determined a woman had been murdered.

Show-Me Crime Fight Speech

Missouri governor proposes funding for witness protection to address violent crime - ABC17NEWS

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) After reminding the crowd of his staunch support for the second amendment, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said gun violence is an issue that cannot wait. "We all have to understand the very real issue of violent crime affecting our neighborhoods and the potential consequence of doing nothing," Parson said in his second State of the State speech on Wednesday.

Tragic Charges Against Gandhi

Lenexa man charged with reckless second-degree murder in the death of 14-year-old Alex Rumple

Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe announced Wednesday that reckless second-degree murder charges have been filed against Sudhir S. Gandhi, 71, of Lenexa, in the 2019 death of 14-year-old Alex Rumple.Howe said the charges stem from an investigation by the Overland Park Police Department and the Johnson County Crime Lab.

JoCo Life Lesson

Shawnee residents can apply for Citizen's Police Academy

SHAWNEE, Ks. - Shawnee residents can now apply for Citizen's Police Academy Participants will meet and interact with officers. They will also see how Shawnee Police keep the community safe. The program lasts 12 weeks from February 27 to May 21. Most sessions will meet at the Shawnee Justice Center.

Black Tar Crackdown

Sheriff: Local involvement in KC investigation prevents flow of drugs

The Buchanan County Drug Strike Force was involved in an 11-person drug and gun investigation that took place predominately in the Kansas City, Missouri, area, according to recently unsealed federal court documents. Buchanan County Sheriff Bill Puett told News-Press NOW that local involvement was necessary.

Waiting On Meth Town Payback

Independence couple struggles with police-chase damage for nearly a year

Who pays for damage caused by police chases in Independence is still causing confusion for property owners. A few weeks ago, 41 Action News reported on an auto repair shop owner who couldn't get answers after a police chase caused damage to a car in his possession at the time.

KC Real Estate Charges

KC nonprofit sued by Missouri AG after scamming people with promises of new homes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City charity is being sued Missouri's attorney general for defrauding the people it was supposed to be helping. The lawsuit comes on the heels of a FOX4 Problem Solvers investigation into Vinelanders Community Land Trust and its founder Alice Goodlow.

Show-Me Road To Ink Acceptance Amongst Missouri Highway Po-Po

The long arm of the law in Missouri may soon have tattoos

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Law enforcement agencies are having a hard time recruiting new officers these days, leading the Missouri Highway Patrol to reach out to a whole new demographic of applicants. Until now the patrol didn't allow people with tattoos to even apply, but now they're welcoming those with tattoos or brands to try out to be a trooper.

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