Kansas City Crime Scene: COVID, Deadly Gunfire & Culture War Legal Fight

In this quick collection we take a peek at court cases, police reports and all manner of ALLEGED misdeeds from across the metro.

Here's the TKC collection . . .

Activists claim Jackson County jail is denying inmates due process because of COVID

Kansas City activists are raising concerns about insufficient COVID safety measures inside the Jackson County Detention Center, and saying that outbreaks among inmates are hindering their due process rights. Operation Liberation , a local criminal justice nonprofit, protested outside of the jail on Monday.

Independence man found shot in vehicle on 40 Highway has died, police say

by: Brian Dulle Posted: / Updated: INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Independence police say a man found shot inside a vehicle last week off 40 Highway has died from his injuries. The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Riley Youngblood, of Independence. Police said Youngblood was shot in his vehicle around 8 a.m.

Illegal sideshow leads to deadly shooting in KCK

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Violence erupted again at an illegal sideshow Sunday night, leaving a man dead in Kansas City, Kansas. Police identified the victim who was shot and killed as 25-year-old Alec Byers. Illegal sideshows happen almost every weekend in some parts of the Kansas City area, but this time, a young man who went to see the show was killed.

Jackson County declines charges against Grandview officers who shot teen

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: GRANDVIEW, Mo. - The Grandview police officers who shot and killed a teenager at a park last year will not face criminal charges. Officers shot and killed 17-year-old Lance Stephenson Jr. on May 16. Court documents show Stephenson took an Uber to Meadowmere Park in Grandview.

Attorneys for Keith Carnes respond to Missouri AG's request to deny immediate release

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Attorneys for a Kansas City man convicted of murder have filed filed a legal response, one day after the office of Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a motion against Keith Carnes ' immediate release. Carnes has spent nearly 20 years in prison for a murder he has always said he didn't commit.

Lawsuit: Kansas City CEO wore 'Bikini lives matter' mask, discriminated against women

The workplace at Leawood architecture firm Hoefer Welker was so sexist and hostile toward women that the CEO frequently referred to female subordinates as "sexy bitches," according to a federal lawsuit. Margaret Fitzgerald, the former director of marketing strategies, describes the workplace culture and company leaders as "prejudiced and biased" in a lawsuit filed last week.

Man charged after running on field during Chiefs vs. Bills divisional game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Grandview man was arrested on Sunday for running on to GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium during the Kansas City Chiefs game against the Buffalo Bills. The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department identified him as a 20-year-old Grandview man.

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