Kansas City Crime Scene: 'Public Safety Is A Civil Right'

Here is an encouraging quote amid upcoming elections . . .

“Public safety is the fundamental right of every American,” a candidate told supporters Tuesday night. “It is a civil right, and it is the principal responsibility of government."

Unfortunately, that bold sentiment comes from a candidate in Chicago. 

Here in KCMO the conversation is far more polite and has sparked much enthusiasm in local democracy or upcoming council primaries.

Still . . . We just wanted to share the idea as we look at recent ALLEGED misdeeds, police action and all manner of recent KC metro crime reporting. 

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Neighbor describes 18-hour standoff that followed officer-involved shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A standoff that lasted nearly 18 hours in Kansas City, Missouri, is finally over. "Basically was like watching an action movie," said Jason Hemby, who lives nearby. Hemby said he was in his house just off Blue Ridge Boulevard in KC when he noticed something odd.

Senate votes to further ease Missouri gun laws amid focus on crime

JEFFERSON CITY - Just two days after a man was shot and killed on a busy downtown St. Louis street, Republicans in the Missouri Legislature again moved to make it easier for people to buy guns. Under legislation sponsored by Sen. Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville, sales of firearms and ammunition made in Missouri would be exempt from all taxes.

KCMO man arrested in standoff charged for offenses unrelated to incident

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri, man arrested Tuesday night during the police standoff in the 2300 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard has been charged in federal court for offenses unrelated to the incident. Jimmie R.

Man facing multiple charges, accused of 'performing lewd sexual acts on himself' in public

SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - A man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly "performed lewd sexual acts on himself" in public. According to the Scott City Police Department, Brett Anthony Medley was arrested on February 20 around 4:15 p.m. on charges of third-degree domestic assault.

Man charged with murder at homeless camp last Saturday in Kansas City, Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 58-year-old man has been charged with murder in a deadly stabbing Saturday at a homeless camp near the Berkley Riverfront. The Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged Tracy E.

Kansas City man sentenced for Joplin bank robbery

(From the U. S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri) A Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for robbing a Joplin, Mo., bank with what appeared to be a handgun after he had just robbed a bank in Kansas earlier the same day.

Man pleads guilty to deadly stabbing in November 2021 in Northland apartment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man admitted during a plea hearing Wednesday that he stabbed a man to death in 2021 in a Gladstone apartment. Noah Cole, 24, pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the killing of Matthew Stauch. Gladstone firefighters were sent about 7:20 p.m. on Nov.

Suspected 'high-level' drug trafficker arrested at KC house where 1 died, 3 cops shot

Federal prosecutors say one of those taken into police custody Tuesday night, after an attempt to execute a search warrant ended with one person dead and three Kansas City officers shot, is suspected of being a "high-level" drug trafficker. Jimmie R.

Man charged in January 2022 shooting death at BP gas station in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man has been charged in the January 2022 murder of a 17-year-old boy at a Kansas City, Missouri, gas station. Shyrone Daniels, 18, of KCMO, is charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of Desmond Matthews. The incident happened about 6:20 p.m.

Jackson County Invites Community To Human Trafficking training Workshop

In an effort to combat human trafficking in our community and beyond, the Jackson County Administration and Jackson County Legislator Jeanie Lauer are hosting a Human Trafficking Community Academy. The event on Saturday, March 4 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Kauffman Stadium is free and open to the public.

Retired KCPD major describes process of executing search warrants

KANSAS CITY, Mo - A late-night search warrant turned into a day-long standoff, ending with authorities finding one man dead inside the home they attempted to enter Tuesday night. John Hamilton is a retired Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department, major. He worked to gather evidence for tactical teams like the one used Tuesday night.

Charges in 2002 hospital patient deaths are based on 'Monday morning quarterbacking': Lawyer

A former respiratory therapist charged with murdering two patients decades ago now has a new attorney, and the defense lawyer claims the recently filed charges are built on sand. "This is a case based on a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking," Molly Hastings told KTVI in a Tuesday interview about her view of the state's case against client Jennifer Anne Hall.

Man remains behind bars nearly 20 years after conviction overturned

(JACKSON, Mo.) - The nightmare gripping Ken Middleton's family appeared to be possibly over in 2005. The same judge who in 1991 sentenced the Kansas City, Missouri, man to life without parole plus 200 years for the shooting death of his wife, ruled to vacate that same ruling and ordered that he receive a new trial based on a series of irregularities that the judge concluded made his original trial unconstitutional.

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