Kansas City Crime Scene: Top Cop Short Changed As Only Cold Curbs Violence

Bright side of winter coming soon . . . The cold weather keeps the criminal class indoors for the most part . . . That doesn't bode well for their friends & family BUT does seem to help unaffiliated plebs.

More interestingly, in the post we notice that the new top cop suffers a bit of disparity that's based mostly on location and not gender.

Also, tonight we check more ALLEGED misdeeds, crime reporting and a couple of nice stories at the end of the post.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

New KCPD Chief Stacey Graves' salary less compared to chiefs in similar-sized cities

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - New Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department Chief Stacey Graves' salary was approved Thursday afternoon. In a unanimous 5-0 vote, the Board of Police Commissioners approved Graves' salary of $180,000 - $9,000 less than her predecessor Rick Smith made.

KCK family calls for compassionate release of John Calvin

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Inside a KCK church on Friday, the family of John Calvin stood and wept. It's bad enough that they recently learned 56-year-old Calvin is dying of colon cancer, but he will likely die in prison. "He has stage 4 cancer and the doctors are recommending hospice," said Calvin's daughter, Kiardra Calvin.

Homicide detective in Lamar Johnson's case says he had no evidence

Former St. Louis police homicide detective Joe Nickerson listens to questions from attorneys as testifies on the stand during Lamar Johnson's wrongful conviction hearing in St. Louis on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Nickerson is the police homicide detective who handled Johnson's case in 1994.

Two sentenced in separate fatal DWI cases in Jackson County

Jackson County courthouse SOURCE: KMBC Two people were sentenced Saturday in two separate fatal DWI crashes in Jackson County, Missouri.Twenty-seven-year-old Colby Byrd was sentenced to a total of 16 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to a DWI crash that killed two people and injured two others in independence on Feb.

Driver accused of hitting child getting off bus in Excelsior Springs arrested, charged

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. (KCTV) - Police said they found and arrested the driver who hit a young boy getting off a school bus in Excelsior Springs on Thursday. The 7-year-old was leaving the bus, on West 92 Highway near Cameron Road, when he was struck by a black Chevrolet S-10 pickup, which then fled the scene northbound on U.S.

Ozark, Mo. teenager charged with murder after girl found dead with fentanyl in her system

OZARK, Mo. (KY3) - A teenager from Ozark has been charged in the death of a 16-year-old girl, who died of a fentanyl overdose in September.

KCPD'S Life-Saving Measures Begin with Call Takers, Dispatchers

Each hour of each day, members of the Unit are the first point of contact for emergencies and the unexpected. Jones said the job can be stressful, but it's gratifying and team-oriented. A prime example is the infant who the officers saved.

KCPD's Blue Holiday event makes holiday brighter for area families

It was all smiles at KCPD's East Patrol station for the annual Blue Holiday event. Folks lined up out the door to receive all the fixins for a holiday meal, including a turkey, all the sides and a free gift for kids under 14 years of age.

Nonprofit organization provides hundreds of presents to children of homicide victims in Kansas City

The holidays can be hard for families who have lost a loved one - especially for children, but one organization is stepping in to help.The nonprofit "Children of Homicide Victims" held their fifth-annual Gift to Heal event Saturday. Dozens of children were there - all of them impacted by gun violence in Kansas City.

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