Kansas City Crime Scene: Dead-Tree Racism Redux, Creeper Mugshot & Science Hope

Last night's deadly quadruple shooting should remind us all of a simple fact: 

There is no issue more important than public safety in Kansas City and our elected leaders have mostly neglected this fundamental truism about municipal policy in a careless attempt to justify their own social justice crusades and career ambitions.

Accordingly, we share another local collection on ALLEGED misdeeds, police action, court cases and community impact . . .

Investigating racism inside the KCPD

The Kansas City Star published an investigation this week on racism within the Kansas City Police Department. Reporters spoke with 25 current and former Black officers about discrimination and abuse behind the blue line, and their experiences with a system that "papered out" Black officers from the department on flimsy pretexts - all while keeping leadership mostly white.

KCMO man sentenced to 10 years for selling meth, firearm to undercover agent

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri, man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without the possibility of parole Tuesday for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for illegally possessing firearms. Jacob Michael Richardson, 34, pleaded guilty on Nov.

Independence police: Man killed in Noland Road gas station shooting

The Independence, Missouri Police Department is searching for a man seen running away from the scene of a fatal shooting late Tuesday night. Officers were called to the Minit Mart gas station in the 4200 block of Noland Road, near Noland and I-70, to investigate a reported shooting.When police arrived, they found a man dead from gunshot wounds outside the store.Witnesses told authorities a man ran from the gas station headed north after the shooting.

Law enforcement makes public aware of wanted sex offender in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A 40-year-old man remains at large, wanted on a warrent for violating sex offender registration. Carlos Wells is wanted on a Jackson County, Missouri warrant, his last known address being was near 7th and Virginia streets in Kansas City, Missouri. A news release stated his current whereabouts is unknown.

Liberty police clear possible armed burglary

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - UPDATE | According to the Liberty Police Department the home has been cleared and roads in the 300 block of S. Ridge will be reopened. Police responded to calls of a possible armed burglary in progress around 3:45 p.m. No suspect was found.

Merriam police investigate homicide after man found dead

Update: Police have identified the victim as 26-year-old Rodney N. Winston, Jr. Police said no arrests have been made at this time. -- MERRIAM, Kan. - The Merriam police department is investigating the homicide of a 26-year-old man. Officers were called to a duplex near West 52nd Street and Knox Avenue around 5 a.m.

Authorities identify 26-year-old man killed in Merriam, Kansas shooting early Sunday

The Merriam, Kansas Police Department has released the identity of a man shot and killed in a duplex early Sunday morning.Officers were called to investigate a disturbance at a home in the 9800 block of West 52nd Street around 5 a.m. Sunday. When they arrived, they found a man inside the home who had been shot.

Ticket brokers, vacation rentals warn of Final Four scams

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Kansas Jayhawks are headed to the Final Four and many of their fans are sure to follow. But if you've priced the cost of a trip this weekend to New Orleans to see KU take on Villanova and then potentially Duke or North Carolina, you've probably found it won't be cheap.

Young KC mother gets eviction notice after domestic violence situation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After barely escaping a shooting by her ex-boyfriend, a Kansas City mother said she is being victimized again, this time by her apartment complex. "It was just a crazy terrifying experience. Nobody asks to be beat up or to be shot at. But it's just kind of like, 'Get out.

FBI announces eight billboards seeking information for Diana Ault's 1994 murder

William Laskey on Tuesday saw a rendering of an FBI billboard seeking information about his daughter, Diana Ault's, murder."That should get the attention of people driving around," Laskey said. "Especially with eight of them to look at."The FBI announced Tuesday it would highlight Ault's 1994 murder case on eight billboards around the Kansas City metro area."I'll have to check every one of them," Laskey said.

Firearms Supervisor Leads Team Of Crime-Solving Experts

One significant tool the firearms section uses is the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN). Lalli's team will test-fire a gun to retrieve cartridge cases that they enter into NIBIN. The program can compare and match cartridges from jurisdictions around the country. Matches in Kansas City get forwarded to KCPD detectives.

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