Kansas City Crime Scene: Staffing/Response Time Debate & Standoff Resolution

Right now we take a peek at local crime scene news from across the metro.

In this collection we consider threats, policy and finish with a peaceful resolution . . . Check-it . . .

Kansas City police response times slowest in south and Northland, data shows

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - "You have now until 4 hours for a police officer to respond." This is the response Mark Miller, a burglary victim, said he received each time he called Kansas City, Missouri Police Department's non-emergency number to report a break-in at his home located east of Arrowhead Stadium.

Raytown city building temporarily evacuated due to "suspicious item"

RAYTOWN, MO (KCTV) -- The Raytown City Building was temporarily evacuated Tuesday afternoon after police were alerted to a suspicious device. According to Raytown police, they discovered a suspicious device in the personal property of an adult female who had been arrested at police head quarters around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon.

KCMO police say officer fired weapon at suspect's vehicle

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, police said an officer fired their weapon at a suspect's vehicle Monday night. According to police, an officer was on patrol in the area of East 31st Street and Van Brunt Boulevard around 11 p.m. when the officer saw a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound.

Kansas City man convicted in first homicide of 2018

by: Juan Cisneros Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 56-year-old Kansas City man was convicted by a Jackson County jury of first-degree murder in the first homicide of 2018. Aasim Karim, also known as Demetricus Clark, was convicted in the deadly shooting of Thomas Rice III on January 4, 2018.

'She wants to walk again': KCK teen shot over 8 times, now quadriplegic

After being shot over eight times at The Seven Two Apartments in Kansas City, Kansas, N'Deia Porter is now paralyzed from the neck down. As she prepares to return home, her mother is asking for help to make the space accessible.

Study: Less police presence tied to increase in crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 2021 study suggests defunding police departments could hurt more than help. Sarit Weisburd, assistant professor at Tel Aviv University in Israel, has conducted numerous studies on the impact of police deterrence in the United States.

KCPD ends standoff with armed suspect after several hours

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Update | According to KCPD, the suspect exited the residence at around 3:45 p.m. and was taken into custody. Original story | Kansas City, Missouri, police are standing off with a potentially armed person in the 5700 block of Indiana Avenue.

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