Kansas City Crime Scene: Teacher Talks Alleged Black/White Profiling

In this collection of local news we consider an allegation of profiling and the historical context that, tragically, influences every police stop. And then check reports of police action, court cases and ALLEGED misdeeds. 

Here's TKC news gathering . . .

Area teacher questions why he's considered white in traffic stop

Kansas City, MO (KCTV) -- Justin Robinson is a Kansas City teacher. He was driving home from school earlier this month when he was stopped by police for speeding. He says other cars were going faster than he was and believes he was targeted. "Okay, I'm getting pulled over," Robinson told us.

FBI asking for help in unsolved Commerce Bank robbery

The Kansas City division of the FBI says they're still looking for a man they say robbed a Commerce Bank located in Gladstone on Nov. 20, 2021.It happened around 11:40 a.m. at 6334 N Antioch Road in Gladstone, Missouri. The FBI said the man entered the bank and verbally demanded money.

Johnson County jury awards father $41 million in daycare suit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A woman found guilty of severely beating a 4-month-old boy and illegally operating a daycare out of her home is facing a $41 million judgment in Johnson County District Court. , Paige Hatfield, 30, of Olathe, Kansas, was found guilty by a Johnson County jury of severely injuring Kingston Gilbert, leading to severe brain injuries that left him blind.

Woman convicted in Leavenworth knife attack

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Lansing, Kansas, woman was convicted Tuesday in an attack that left a man with nearly a dozen stab wounds. Becky Lynn Kelly, 50, faced a charge of aggravated battery in a Jan. 7 incident at a Lansing apartment complex, according to a news release from the Leavenworth County Attorney's Office.

Denham found guilty of killing family in 2016 Edgerton fire

PLATTE COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- A man has been found guilty of numerous felonies after killing four relatives in a house fire. Grayden Denham was accused of killing his grandparents, sister, and infant nephew in a fire in 2016.

Ryan Stokes' family in court, hopeful jury will hear his case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After eight years of waiting, a Kansas City family got at least one step closer to having their case tried in front of a jury. Ryan Stokes' family and attorney were in court in St. Louis on Tuesday. The eighth circuit court of appeals is hearing the case.

Police, retailers seek assistance in fight against theft, smash-and-grabs

( NewsNation Now) - As thieves become increasingly bold, retailers are seeking support from their police and lawmakers to prevent the kinds of smash-and-grab robberies that are taking hold nationwide in places such as Florida, California and Illinois.

Just a bit of hope for tonight . . .

From KCPD:

"We’re lighting up the sky to bring some extra joy to the kiddos & staff at Children’s Mercy Hospital! It’s our 1st Night Lights where first responders are parading around the hospital with their emergency lights on. This was one of our officer’s ideas, and we love it!"

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