Kansas City Crime Scene: Temp Top Cop Shares Plan To Curb Violence

Summer violence is trending and in this post we roundup an important statement from KCPD along with court cases and recent ALLEGATIONS of wrongdoing, booze news and community outreach.

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KCPD Implements New Programs To Reduce Violent Crime And Strengthen Relationships

We live in a remarkable city. Kansas City provides the best of everything - food, music, culture, and friendliness. Together, all of us contribute to making Kansas City special and envied. While it's world-class (thank you, World Cup), it's not perfect. There's too much violent crime.

Missouri AG says FBI can't audit concealed carry permits

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Attorney General Eric Schmitt said Wednesday that FBI agents will not be allowed to audit concealed carry permits collected by county sheriffs in Missouri. In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Schmitt said he had been told that FBI agents planned to visit several county sheriffs departments in August to audit concealed carry weapons permits.

KCKPD investigating second overnight homicide

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department is investigating a second overnight homicide in the city. According to police, officers were called to the 1700 block of Stewart Avenue at about 2:41 a.m. for a reported shooting. They found a man suffering from a gunshot wound inside of a home.

Man charged after allegedly killing victim who was avenging brother's death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An Independence man has been charged for allegedly killing a man who was avenging his brother's death, the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. Malijahjuan Smith, 25, is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of Demarion Benjamin .

Independence man charged with second-degree murder after a body was found on the side of a Kansas City road

An Independence, Missouri man has been charged in connection with the death of a man found on the side of the road in Kansas City. The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office said 25-year-old Malijahjuan Smith has been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the death of Demarion Benjamin.

2 in critical condition following crash after driver flees police

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two people are in critical condition following a crash that took place around 2:26 a.m. Wednesday in Kansas City, Missouri, after a driver fled police. After spotting a traffic violation, police attempted to pull over a Toyota Rav4 near 18th Street and Cleveland Avenue, according to the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department.

Man accused of raping woman in her Kansas City home after breaking in with gun, boxcutter

A 51-year-old man is accused of invading a home in Kansas City last week and raping a woman as he threatened her with a handgun and boxcutter. James B. Daniel, of Kansas City, was charged Friday with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, burglary, unlawful firearm possession and two counts of armed criminal action, all felonies, records in Jackson County Circuit Court show.

Mom pushes for changes after son dies after KCPD physical agility test

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A mother is asking for changes at the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department after her son died after a physical agility test. Kayla Edmond said her son, 23-year-old Brelande Edmond, died after he did a pre-employment physical test for KCPD.

Man charged in street car stunt on I-70 pleads guilty

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A man has pleaded guilty to the charges he is facing in connection with a street car stunt that happened in the middle of I-70 last month. According to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, 23-year-old Noah Miller was charged with second-degree assault and hindering the prosecution of a felony.

Prosecutor won't bring charges against officers involved in 2021 shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Jackson County Prosecutor, Jean Peters Baker, won't bring charges against the officers who shot and killed Aaron C. Pouche in March 2021. In a June 8 letter to the Independence Chief of Police Adam Dustman, and Pouche's family, Baker said "we have concluded that the evidence does not support filing criminal charges against the officers in this matter."

This Kansas City area Twin Peaks shuts down - again - after selling alcohol to minors

For the second time in less than a year, the Independence Twin Peaks temporarily closed for selling alcohol to a minor. The Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control cited KC Lodge Ventures II LLC, doing business as Twin Peaks.

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