KCPD reports 174 murders at the end of 2020. That number will be handed over to the FBI and reviewed by federal authorities.
Meanwhile, the newspaper is counting justified police shootings in their murder numbers that are not subject to any peer review.
When we talk about FACTS and how the matter . . . Misrepresentations of the newspaper are a major part of their continued decline as a local publication despite at least a few worthwhile stories they're telling.
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At age 53, Mary Freeman has lost three of her six children in Kansas City. Her first son, Derrick Freeman, died in 2016 of unknown causes, police said. He had been shot in the face in 2009, leaving him quadriplegic. An autopsy couldn't determine whether the injuries that altered his body were what caused his heart to stop.