Kansas City Crime Scene: Policing Politics & Community Outreach Cont'd

In this quick collection we take a glimpse at crime reporting, the local drug trade and, thankfully, a bit of community cooperation.

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Missouri Republicans push for the state to take control of St. Louis Police - just like Kansas City

Kansas City is the only major city in the country where the city's elected leaders don't control the local police department - a state-appointed police board does. Up until 2013, St. Louis was in the same boat. However, the city gained local control of its police department after a 2012 statewide referendum.

KCK man who worked to prove innocence dies in prison

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The family and friends of John Keith Calvin are mourning after he died in prison on Wednesday morning. Just last month, his family announced his cancer diagnosis and pleaded for a compassionate release so that he could die at home or in hospice. U.S.

Smashed window is another tragic setback for historic Black church in KC's Northland | Opinion

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Washington Chapel CME Church in Parkville was targeted Saturday. Intruders destroyed a historic and spiritual asset: the 1907 John McAfee Memorial Window. Please support our neighbors and friends in our community prayer vigil of grieving, restoration and forgiveness at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the church, 1137 West St.

Kansas City, Kansas, police launch investigation into officer caught on video looking impaired

The Kansas City, Kansas, police officer's eyes are blinking fast, his speech is slurred and he's leaning against a wall, hanging on to the railing of a staircase. The officer's partner is in front of him as the two white cops respond to a call about a custody issue within a Black family.

Raytown police ask for public's help to find missing 14-year-old girl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Raytown police are asking for the public's help to find a 14-year-old girl last seen Tuesday morning. Johnae Jones is 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds, according to a Facebook post from the Raytown Police Department. Police said Jones was wearing a black shirt, black jeans and a green coat.

Sweep of a shipping center in Kansas City, Kansas, turns up more than 10,000 counterfeit pills containing fentanyl

During a routine sweep of an area shipping and distribution center, police in Kansas City, Kansas, made a huge find over the weekend: more than 10,000 fake pills laced with fentanyl. Police said the department's narcotics unit was involved in the routine sweep, which involved officers and the K9 unit.

KC Mothers in Charge, Kansas City police asking community to help stop violent crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In order to make Kansas City, Missouri, safer, the city's police department and KC Mothers in Charge agreed on a New Year's resolution to stop violent crime. This comes as KCMO recorded its second deadliest year ever in 2022.

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