For our most dedicated denizens of the local discourse, tonight we collect police reports, mugshot stories and ALLEGATIONS of misdeeds from across the metro as the KCMO homicide count officially stands at a record-breaking pace anywhere from 79 to 81 depending on who you're asking . . . Checkit . . .
More Deets On Today’s Courthouse Protest Confronting Jackson County Prosecutor
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The KC Freedom Project hosted a rally Wednesday morning outside the Jackson County Courthouse to raise awareness of prosecuting attorneys' role in affecting change - or maintaining the status quo - within the criminal justice system.
Young Bad Hombre Now Serving Hard Time After Murder
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A 17-year-old man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for the murder of Fernando Perez and the wounding of two others in a January 2019 shooting. According to Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, Angel Perea was earlier certified by family court to stand trial in Jackson County as an adult.
Show-Me Heroin Dealer Convicted After OD
A 35-year-old Oak Grove man, Joshua A. Leroux, was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in jail for distributing heroin that led to an Arizona man's death. The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri announced Leroux will serve his time in federal prison without the possibility of parole.
Kansas City Hobo Camp Double Murder Suspect Convicted
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - The Jackson County prosecutor is accusing a man already in jail for the killing of two men in 2004 at a Kansas City homeless camp with charges of another murder. Michael J. Gullett, 64, now faces a charge of second-degree murder in the deadly beating of Steven Cassidy, whose remains were not identified until 2008.
Charges After KC Killing
A 26-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Matthew Cox Sunday outside an apartment near 41st and Troost Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said. Khalid Heron-Boone faces a second-degree murder charge, a first-degree robbery charge and two counts of armed criminal action.According to court records, the Kansas City Police Department responded to the area of 41st and Troost Avenue on Sunday and found Cox with gunshot wounds in the chest.
Golden Ghetto Creeper Going To Jail For Quite Some Time
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 53-year-old man has been sentenced to 265 months in prison after being convicted on three sexual abuse charges in Johnson County. Roger Dean Schimmel was found guilty April 28 on one charge of rape of a child and two charges of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, according to Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe.
KCK Car Crook Clip Shared Amid Small Biz Frustration
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) - The owner of a family owned business in KCK wants to warn other car lot owners to be on the lookout for catalytic converter thieves. It's an all too common and frustrating crime. Thieves slide underneath vehicles to make quick cuts to steal catalytic converters.
Pitch Shares Rage Against Internets Television
The death of George Floyd has sparked nationwide protests. It has forced a conversation that was 400 years in the making, regarding systemic racism, and how we as a country can move beyond it. More than 70% of Americans believe that what happened to Floyd is not only wrong, but certainly not an isolated incident.
Sleeze Scummit Shots Fired
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lee's Summit police are investigating after shell casings were found Wednesday in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant. A citizen reported hearing shots fired to an LSPD officer who was on patrol around 3:20 p.m. in the 800 block of Northeast Woods Chapel Road.
Senator Hawley Cracks Down On Defunding Legislation
The effort to defund police departments is getting swift condemnation by elected officials. Former Vice President Joe Biden says that would be a big mistake, although changes do need to be made to police policies. Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley also reacted to the movement to abolish police departments when he spoke with Fox's John Brown.
Guv Parson Against Police Defunding Movement
Protests in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis are ongoing. During some of those protests, communities and citizens have proposed defunding police departments. Missouri Governor Mike Parson said he is not in favor of defunding or dismantling law enforcement agencies.
Demanding Po-Po Reform Just In Time For Campaign Season
"What we saw in Minnesota - the slow, tortuous murder of George Floyd by a uniformed officer - was an outrage and a tragedy. What we have seen since then - millions of Americans marching in the streets to demand justice and call for reforms - it has been an inspiration," Bass said.
TV Tradition Kaput
After 33 seasons on the air, "Cops" has been dropped by the Paramount Network as protests against police proliferate around the world."Cops is not on the Paramount Network and we don't have any current or future plans for it to return," a spokesperson for the cable channel said in a statement Tuesday.The show had been pulled temporarily from the air in late May, when protests aimed at police over the death of George Floyd began to gain momentum.
Kansas City Search Continues For Missing Hospital Worker
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A search party finds some clues in the disappearance of a metro woman, but what they found also brings up new questions. According to someone on the search team, they found Marina Bischoff's phone and keys. A search team, made up of community members, police and a private investigator [...]
Show-Me Consequences For Missouri Police Car Crash
FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Florissant Police Chief Timothy Fagan on Wednesday announced the termination of an officer involved in a now-viral violent arrest that was caught on camera. Detective Joshua Smith's firing comes more than a week after doorbell video showed the officer in an unmarked police vehicle strike an unarmed man and then taking him to the ground.
Police Report Shawnee Tragedy
SHAWNEE, KS (KCTV) - Police say a 20-year-old man drowned while swimming in a pond on Sunday. Just before 3:30 p.m., authorities were called to a pond on private property in the 6300 block of Lind Road for a reported drowning.
Supporters Of Donnie Sanders Speak Out Amid Civil Unrest
'It happens here, too': Family of KC man killed by police still waiting for answers, seeking justice
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The local case of Donnie Sanders, who was shot and killed by a KCPD police officer in March 2020, is gaining new attention. His family is speaking out against police brutality while seeking justice of their own.
Kansas City Church Needs Help After Sanctuary Robbed
Revival of Hope Ministries sits on the corner of Anderson and White avenues. It's normally a place of worship. It's now become a crime scene.Thieves broke in a back door, stripping the sanctuary of speakers, electronics, all the A/V equipment and a music keyboard.But church leaders say the most painful part was seeing the late senior pastor's office targeted.
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