Kansas City Crime Scene: Gunfire Reports & Police Perspective

Right now we feature a quick gathering of local news on the topic of police action, court cases, shooting postscript and a tribute to a KCPD officer.

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Child injured in Thursday shooting was due to self-inflicted wound

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department said that the child injured in a shooting Thursday night was injured due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to a KCPD spokesperson, officers were dispatched to the 4800 block of Bales Avenue around 6:40 p.m. due to a "self-inflicted shooting."

Mother faces new charges in her baby's death after Shawnee house fire

Already charged with involuntary manslaughter in the house fire death of her baby, Karlie Phelps faces new charges. Several weeks after receiving her first charge, Phelps now also faces charges for violating a protection order and intimidating a witness.

Woman charged with stealing $1M from Johnson County, KS court

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A former accounting supervisor with the Johnson County, Kansas, District Court is facing federal charges for embezzling more than $1 million. Federal prosecutors last week charged Dawna Kellogg with 8 counts of wire fraud and three counts of making and subscribing to a false federal tax return for crimes alleged to have occurred between January 2007 and June 2017.

Ex-Kansas Highway Patrol trooper alleges his firing was the result of retaliation

For nearly two years, KMBC 9 Investigates has been digging into allegations of sexual harassment within the ranks of the Kansas Highway Patrol. Now, there is a new turn.A male trooper says he was fired, retaliated against after a Facebook post supporting the women who came forward.Justin Dobler joined the Kansas Highway Patrol in 2017.

Man paralyzed in 2013 KC police shooting gets seven years in prison for illegal gun

A Kansas City man who won one of the largest local police settlements after he was shot by KCPD officers in 2013was sentenced Tuesday to more than seven years in federal prison for illegal gun possession in a separate incident. Philippe Lora, 45, was handed the 92-month sentence by U.S.

Retired police chief talks about the role of student resource officers in schools

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There is still a lot we don't know about what happened at Olathe East on Friday. However, John Douglass can offer some perspective after working during several active shooter situations and spending time in schools as a former officer.

Remembering Officer Vito Mazzara

By Michael Bushnell On Sunday morning, February 27, 2022, Kansas City, MO., Police Officer Vito Mazzara, tragically took his own life. Those familiar with East Patrol and the Badges for Basics program rolled out by Mazzara and Officer Danielle Williams know the community-based outreach effort connected with people who lived on the fringe, often between homelessness and couch-surfing.

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