Kansas City Crime Scene: Plea Deal Outrage, Stealing & Hope For Holidays

A roundup of recent crime reporting, police action, court cases and all manner of ALLEGED misdeeds from throughout the metro.

And, as always, just a bit of good news at the end of the compilation . . .

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'Miscarriage of justice': Family of slain KC man outraged as suspect gets plea deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - From first-degree murder to involuntary manslaughter. That's the change in charges in the 2017 shooting death of Marco Green. William Johnson was supposed to stand trial Dec. 12, but Friday, a judge accepted a plea deal in the case, lessening his charge to involuntary manslaughter.

Former Lee's Summit daycare owner pleads guilty

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (KCTV) --- Emily Hammerly, the owner of the Little Learners Daycare in Lee's Summit, entered guilty pleas this week for endangering the welfare of a child and failure of a mandate reporter to report child abuse. Hammerly was sentenced to four years of probation by the judge.

Judge orders public defender to be appointed for man accused in Jefferson City bar shooting - ABC17NEWS

JEFFERESON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) A Cole County judge on Friday declared that a Kansas City man accused of killing two men at a Jefferson City bar is indigent and must be appointed a public defender.

Police in Liberty work to combat shoplifting

Shoplifting has become all too common in the metro this holiday season. It has cost one shopping center in Liberty $80,000 so far this year.Every shirt, on every shelf, is hard work for Jennifer McGuire and easy money for shoplifters."It is an amazing enterprise.

Mother believes new Overland Park police website 1st step in transparency

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - From demanding justice, to finding a sense of closure, the story of one mother's push for change has been years in the making. This week, the Overland Park Police Department unveiled a completely revamped website .

Kansas City activist honored with new Faith-Justice center at Rockhurst University

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Rockhurst University breaks ground on a new center that will be named in honor of a Kansas City leader and civil rights activist. The building will be known as the Alvin Brooks Center for Faith-Justice. It will be located on the university's campus near 54th and Troost.

Cram-A-Cruiser Collects Toys For Area Children

Many Kansas City children will receive new toys this Christmas thanks to KCPD’s Cram-A-Cruiser event, held on Dec. 1.

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