In this compilation we play catch-up with a bevy of local stories on police action, ALLEGED misdeeds and court cases from across the metro.
And then . . .
At the very end we share a story that clandestinely targets police for a tragic shooting which was ruled justified amid longstanding fighting and chaos near the downtown entertainment district.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri, man will serve three years in federal prison for his role in a fraudulent investment scheme that bilked investors out of $4 million. U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark sentenced Brian Hudnall, 44, Thursday, after Hudnall pleaded guilty to the scheme in June 2020.
City Hall Continues Fight With Police Over Cash
Mayor Quinton Lucas took to social media Friday to voice concerns about the proposed Kansas City police budget, which calls for an increase in spending and includes more money for police officers and other crime-fighting services. Police Chief Rick Smith distributed the budget request to members of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners earlier this week.
Pill Mill Prevention Persists
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Kansas City Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to collect old prescription drugs on Saturday. The event, part of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, is done in effort to help turn the tide against opioid epidemic.
Feds Aren't Mething Around With Bad Hombres
Two people face criminal charges after federal agents seized a high quantity of methamphetamine and several firearms on Wednesday in Kansas City's West Blue Valley neighborhood, according to court records. Rafael Valenzia-Galaviz, 41, and Nora Linda Ochoa-Chavez, 41, were arrested Wednesday in the 1500 block of White Avenue as part of a federal narcotics investigation.
Show-Me Political Posturing
A cybersecurity expert targeted for investigation by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is demanding a public apology and payment for his costs for legal help and damage to his reputation. Shaji Khan, an associate professor at University of Missouri-St.
Cold Case Remembered In The Dotte
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- A little over a year later, the authorities are still trying to solve the murder of a man in Eisenhower Park. According to the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office, Mickey Blevins was murdered in the Kansas City, Kansas, park on Oct. 9, 2020.
KANSAS CITY PS4 KILLING ALLEGED!!!
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Jackson County prosecutor has charged two men with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a Kansas City woman who was found in an overturned vehicle two months ago. Police responded on Aug. 23 to Independence Avenue and The Paseo in reference to a shooting and crash.
Aryan Vendetta Conviction
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — A Kansas City, Missouri woman plead guilty Friday to one count of solicitation to commit capital murder.
Suspected Shooter Confronted Involuntary Manslaughter Charge
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After multiple trial delays, a Jackson County jury has convicted a man for the 2019 deadly shooting of 23-year-old Cameron Douglas. The jury has recommended up to six years in prison for 21-year-old Jason Cook on an involuntary manslaughter conviction.
Golden Ghetto Gets Rougher
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) --- Authorities are investigating a bank robbery in Overland Park. The FBI said the robbery happened at Community America at 5601 W. 95th Street. KCTV5 is working to gather more information. KCTV5.com is now with you on the go!
JoCo Mean Streets Worsen
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Lenexa Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the driver of a vehicle involved in a road rage investigation. The suspect intentionally rammed another vehicle in a parking lot at College and Pflumm, according to a Facebook post by LPD.
Rock Chalk Accountability Questioned
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas law enforcement agencies have received hundreds of complaints of bias over the past 10 years, but records available to the public show only two alleging racial bias resulted in consequences for officers, an Associated Press examination of the data shows.
Double Down In Youngster Brutality Allegation
Jurors were unable to reach a verdict in a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by a Black man who was wrongly arrested when he was 15 and held for three weeks without charge.Arthur Benson, an attorney for Tyree Bell, told The newspaper on Wednesday that they are looking forward to a new trial after the mistrial was declared earlier this month.
Anti-Police Protesters Join With Community Leaders To Enshrine Alleged Martyr After Tragedy
For the past eight years, Narene Stokes-James has purposely avoided the basketball court at Harris Park in Kansas City. But on Saturday, she arrived at the court at East 40th and Wayne Avenue where her son's name was recently painted on the asphalt, along with "#RYANSLIFEMATTERS."
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