Kansas City Crime Scene: Gunfire & Advocacy

In today's local crime compilation we check reports of more violence and political unrest. 

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KCPD investigating after officer shoots at moving car

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Police Department is determining whether one shooting falls within its use of force policy after an officer shot at a moving car Monday night. "There was a vehicle that officers were attempting to stop. It was driving at a high rate of speed near 40 Highway and 435," Sgt.

KC man pleads guilty to robbing Independence Ave. Taco Bell at gunpoint

A Kansas City, Mo., man who was charged in two separate federal indictments pleaded guilty in federal court today to the armed robberies of a local business and a family in their residence. Chase M. Murphy, 20, pleaded guilty before U.S.

An honest business? Kansas City area hot tub repair company still ripping off customers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The last time Problem Solvers warned about this company the owners claimed they were an honest business, just having a few problems getting parts. That's not what their customers say. Jason Jacobson had hoped to be soaking in his hot tub this summer.

Former Olathe officer sues city for wrongful termination

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A former Olathe Police Department officer is suing the city of Olathe for wrongful termination. Brittany Conge, a former detective, alleges that despite "exceptional and effective" work, she was terminated. The lawsuit petition states that Conge at one point questioned the propriety of charges that were "instituted improperly" by colleagues, which resulted in a reprimand.

Law enforcement faces challenges with vast definition of human trafficking

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Human trafficking, something often mentioned in the news, in movies and in law enforcement, is an ambiguous crime. Language barriers, fear of traffickers and fear of law enforcement often keeps victims from seeking help, according to the Department of Homeland Security's website, making it hidden within the community.

KC man sentenced for meth trafficking, illegal firearm after high-speed chase

KASNAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A Kansas City man will spend several years in federal prison for meth and gun charges he received after engaging police in a high-speed chase. Michael Allen Dicks, Jr., 32, was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to 15 years in federal prison without parole.

Supporters rally as judge reviews evidence in another man's innocence claim

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Phelps County judge is reviewing a Kansas City man's claim of innocence after the Missouri Supreme Court found favorable evidence for Keith Carnes had been withheld by Kansas City police. Carnes has spent 18 years behind bars for a murder he says he did not commit.

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