Kansas City Crime Scene: Hate Crime, Search For Missing People & Community Outreach

In this quick compilation we check course cases, neighborhood reports and police action. 

As always, we try to find just a bit of good news to fit in these compilations as well.

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Kansas City organizations vow to continue fighting gun violence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Gun violence continues to claim lives in Kansas City, Missouri, and advocates vow to fight the growing problem. "It's a community problem," Rosilyn Temple, with KC Mother's in Charge, said. "When is it going to stop? Here we are in 2022 and we still having homicides within a couple of hours apart."

A Guy Who Googled "How To Get Away With Murder In Real Life" After Shooting A Gay Teen Pleaded Guilty To A Hate Crime

A 26-year-old man in Kansas City, Missouri, has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime after he shot a gay teen eight times after the boy made sexual advances toward him. In a hearing at the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Malachi Robinson admitted using a gun to willfully injure the teen because of his sexual orientation on May 29, 2019.

244: Northeast Community Action Network

On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, Publisher Michael Bushnell sits down with Officers Mena and Hernandez to discuss the return of the Community Action Network to Northeast Kansas City. Listen to learn more about the Kansas City Police Department's return to community policing strategies in our neighborhoods.

Kansas City police identify Wednesday homicide victim

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Police Department identified the victim in a homicide Wednesday afternoon. According to police, 26-year-old Sir Raheem Knox was shot and killed near East 40th Terrace just before 2 p.m. The initial call came in as shots fired and was updated to a shooting while officers were on the way to the scene.

Kansas City mayor, police department chief set to visit DC to celebrate gun safety bill

Two Kansas City leaders are set to be in Washington D.C. Monday for an event celebrating the passage of the bipartisan gun safety bill. Mayor Quinton Lucas and Kansas City Police Department interim Chief Joe Mabin will be in the nation's capital to celebrate the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, following an earlier visit this summer where Lucas and Mabin met with President Joe Biden and senior Department of Justice leaders about building safer communities.

Gladstone Police Department to temporary relocate due to renovations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Gladstone Police Department is undergoing renovations at its building and will temporary relocate while the work is complete. According to the department, the changes will begin on July 7 and last through at least fall 2023. Currently, people seeking the department's services do so at 7010 N Holmes Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

Pedestrian suffers injuries in Independence Ave. hit and run

A pedestrian standing in the roadway near Independence Avenue and Brighton was struck by a car and left with critical injuries early Friday morning. Just before 1:30 a.m., Kansas City Police Department officers responded to the area and located the victim.

Kansas City police ask for help in finding 51-year-old man

Kansas City police are asking for help in finding a 51-year-old missing since Wednesday.Police said Menno Yoder was last seen about 5:30 p.m. that day in the area of the downtown Kansas City airport.Authorities said he was wearing a white v-neck T-shirt, khaki pants, black boots, and a black/white ball cap.

Kansas City police ask for help in finding missing man last seen July 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Kansas City, Missouri, are asking for the public's help in finding a man who's been missing since July 3. Joel Chesser, 31, was last seen around noon that day in the area of east 69 Street and Richmond Avenue.

Olathe police say pedestrian hit, killed by vehicles on I-35 Wednesday was 15 years old

SOURCE: KC Scout Police in Olathe, Kansas, said the person who was hit and killed by vehicles on Interstate 35 Wednesday night was a 15-year-old boy.Authorities did not release the boy's name.Police said officers were called at 9:16 p.m.

Murder trial delayed for KC man accused of killing 4-year-old

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Jackson County judge agreed to reschedule the trial of a man accused of killing 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro. The trial for Ryson Ellis was scheduled to begin Monday. His attorneys asked for it to be delayed until December, and the judge agreed.

Want to get rid of your guns? KCPD offers a safe, voluntary way to do so

Kansas Citians aren't strangers to gun-violence. Whether it be losing family members and friends, or seeing the yellow crime tape block off parts of a neighborhood, many lives in the city have been dramatically altered by the presence of firearms. "The problem with gun-violence, fundamentally, is that there are too many d**n guns on the streets of Kansas City and in Missouri and Kansas," Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas told The Star.

Kansas City officials want to bring back KCPD's mounted patrol

Kansas City councilwoman Heather Hall and Mayor Quinton Lucas want to bring back the Kansas City Mounted Patrol.This comes after four people were shot and several cars were broken into earlier this week near the T-Mobile Center.The barn for the mounted patrol is controlled by Kansas City Parks and Recreation.

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