As KC suffers a historic spate of violence in 2020, here's a quick roundup of police action, reports of violence and court cases along with KCMO's top ranking elected officials sharing his theory on crime. Checkit:
Kansas City Mayor Shares Crime Forgiveness Approach
As we asked what the city looks like moving forward, and how we fix some of the largest problems facing our community, we thought it prudent to ask the person most directly tasked with overcoming those pitfalls: Mayor Quinton Lucas.
Meth Burn Out In The Dotte
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- Two Kansas City, Kansas, men have been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after a methamphetamine lab caught fire in 2017. The two men sentenced are Orlando Cortez-Nieto, 43, and Jesus Cervantes-Aguiler, 23. Both are from KCK.
Bad Hombres Busted
A Missouri father and son were sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the death of a developmentally disabled man whose body was found encased in concrete in 2017.Anthony Flores was sentenced to about 15 1/2 years in prison for failing to provide medical care for Carl DeBrodie, of Fulton, resulting in his death.
Local Creeper Charge
27-year-old local man charged with enticement or attempted enticement of child less than 15 years of age
BLUE SPRINGS, MO (KCTV) - Court records show the investigation started after Tristan J. Joyce approached a girl and her friends at a skatepark at the Burrus Old Mill Park off Woods Chapel Road in Blue Springs. He asked them their names and ages.
Show-Me Anti-Crime Help
A bill passed in the Missouri Legislature will help protect witnesses of violent crime. The bill creating a Pretrial Witness Protection Services Fund passed through the state Senate with a unanimous vote Wednesday. Witnesses are often key to getting violent offenders behind bars, but too many times, fear for their own safety takes over.
Teen Homicide Connection
LEAVENWORTH, KS (KCTV) - The Leavenworth Police Department announced Wednesday afternoon they have arrested a teenager in connection to a July murder. The Leavenworth Police Department said they have arrested a 19-year-old Lee Summit man in connection with the murder of Sanquan Brooks that took place on July 18, 2020 in Leavenworth.
Local Repair Crackdown
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A housing contractor the 41 Action News Investigative Team first reported on in 2018 is now facing a new lawsuit from the state of Missouri. In the suit filed by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, Corey Wilcox is accused of taking money for various home repair projects, not doing the work and not providing a full refund to customers.
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