Kansas City Crime Scene: Police Dragged, Constant Gunfire & Cold Cases

In this quick post we check local public safety reports that increasingly impact the NEXTGEN along with info on recent police action and crime reports from across the metro. As always, we try to find a bit of good news to finish the compilation.

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Man convicted of dragging Iowa police officer with car charged with assaulting KC officer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A man previously convicted of dragging an Iowa police officer with a car is facing new charges in Jackson County. Daton Petrey is accused of assaulting a Kansas City, Missouri, police officer on Monday near 22nd and Vine streets. Jackson County prosecutors charged Petrey with felony assault and resisting arrest.

Gunfire sends one man to hospital with life-threatening wounds.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One man is in critical condition after being shot about 9:45 Friday night in the 3500 block of Spruce Avenue in KCMO. No word on what led to the violence. Detectives were at the scene late Friday gathering information and looking for evidence.

Kansas City, Missouri, detective alleges he was demoted after reporting coworker for conducting illegal search

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A detective in the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department alleges he was retaliated and discriminated against for reporting a coworker for conducting an illegal search. Arthur Willingham, who worked as a KCPD narcotics detective from September 2005 until Feb. 3, 2022, filed a lawsuit against the Board of Police Commissioners of Kansas City.

Shawnee, Kansas, City Hall struck by gunfire early Friday morning

Workers arriving at City Hall in Shawnee, Kansas, were in for an unfortunate surprise early Friday morning. They found a window and glass door both damaged from apparent gunfire.Police said officers were first called to a home in the 13400 block of Johnson Drive around 1 a.m.

Authorities increase reward for information in 2021 homicide at Matney Park in KCK

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nearly one year after Skylar Needham was fatally shot at Matney Park in Kansas City, Kansas, authorities still need the public's help with information that can lead to an arrest in his death. Police found Needham shot to death inside a car early in the morning of Aug.

Kansas City mothers who have lost children to homicide gather and share grief, hope

Raven Bridges lost her son Kamari Bridges on Halloween night 2021. He was shot and killed near Prospect Avenue and East 54th Street. "A friend of mine came and started banging on the door, telling me that Kamari got shot in the chest, and he's on his way to St.

To keep students safe, Johnson County schools get new emergency buttons and door locks

The Shawnee Mission School District is adding an extra layer of security to its buildings this school year after recent mass shootings that heightened anxieties over school safety. At its meeting Monday, the Shawnee Mission Board of Education unanimously approved spending up to $250,000 to install hard wired, button-controlled door locks at the main entrances of the district's elementary and middle schools.

PAL Center Provides Hundreds With School Supplies

In addition to receiving notebooks, calculators, and traditional supplies, students ranging from elementary school to high school received haircuts, physicals, and pizza. A BookMobile also provided books. This was the 9th year that PAL handed out school supplies.

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