Kansas City Crime Scene: Another Lawsuit Against KCPD & Tragic Midweek Mugshots

There are quite a few stories to catch up on . . . We're not going to cover everything in this blog but for now this post attempt to offer an overview of police action, court cases and quite a bit of local crime reporting. 

Even better, as always, there's a few nicer links toward the end of the compilation.

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DOJ awards $2 million grant to organizations reducing violence in Kansas City

The Department of Justice awarded a $2 million grant to the group Aim 4 Peace to help combat violence in Kansas City.Part of the grant will go to the Mattie Rhodes Center.

Kevin Strickland sues Kansas City police board, alleging misconduct

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kevin Strickland, who was wrongfully imprisoned for 43 years, has filed a new lawsuit against the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners. Strickland's lawsuit alleges "serious investigative misconduct" by the Kansas City Police Department, leading to Strickland being convicted in a 1978 triple murder.

Cass County Prosecutor's Office charges Arkansas man with child molestation

An Arkansas man has been charged by the Cass County Prosecutor's Office with fourth-degree child molestation. Alex Woy, 27, is accused of inappropriately touching a juvenile female behind a local business. Harrisonville police say the incident happened at around 5:30 p.m. on April 10. It happened near the intersection of Independence and Mechanic Streets.

Kansas City man charged in deadly shooting of 21-year-old son

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri man is charged in the deadly shooting of his 21-year-old son earlier this month. Jackson County prosecutors on Tuesday charged Jose Pilar, 54, with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. According to court records, Just after 6 p.m.

Man charged in crash that killed Kansas City police officer appears in court


Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office reinvestigates 1993 Jane Doe case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office is working to determine if advanced forensic DNA evidence could help identify the remains of an unidentified woman found in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1993. According to DNASolves.com, law enforcement has investigated several leads about the Jane Doe's identity, but the case has gone cold and leaves officials questioning what happened 30 years ago.

KCK police investigating after body pulled from Kansas River

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - An investigation is underway after a body was pulled from the Kansas River late Wednesday afternoon in Kansas City, Kansas. The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department says someone was walking home from work near S.

Student who stabbed Northeast Middle School classmate to death pleads guilty

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The 15-year-old Northeast Middle School student who stabbed a classmate to death last year has pleaded guilty, a spokeswoman for the Jackson County Circuit Court confirmed. The boy, who has not been identified as he is a minor and was not charged as an adult, stabbed Manuel "Manny" Guzman to death in a bathroom on April 12, 2022, at Northeast Middle School.

Former Grain Valley police officer facing nine felony charges for sex acts with juvenile

JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. (KCTV) - An investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol has led to multiple felony charges for a former Grain Valley police officer after the discovery that the officer had engaged in sex acts with a juvenile. 27-year-old August P.

Independence man charged in a wrong-way, drunk driving crash that killed 1 person

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An Independence man is accused in a deadly drunk driving crash where his blood alcohol level measured more than three times the legal limit. Jackson County prosecutors charged Dominic Conway, 40, for his role in the death of 52-year-old Harold Eddins. The Oct.

Dad Convicted of Murder After Passing Out Drunk 'for Days on End' as Daughter, 2, Died of Malnutrition

A Kansas father has been found guilty of murdering his 2-year-old daughter, who prosecutors said in court died of malnutrition while he was "intoxicated and passed out for days on end." Jeffrey J. Exon, 47, was found guilty by a Shawnee County District Court jury on Monday over the death of Aurora Exon, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports.

Missouri sheriff pushing to make running from police a felony

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. - To chase or not to chase? High-speed pursuits are one of the most dangerous decisions law enforcement officers face. Proposed legislation in Missouri would make leading police on hazardous chases a more serious offense. Police complain more criminals are resisting arrest, and leading them on perilous chases, which put the public in harm's way.

FBI KC has joined the national commitment to recruiting more women in law enforcement

It would not be inaccurate to assume that the federal bureau of investigation was established by a majority of men, seeing as how it's official establishment date is set in 1908. However, in today's society, inclusion is now the main priority.

KCPD missing persons unit reinstated: What to know about process of reporting someone missing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department's reinstated Missing Persons Unit will incorporate some changes but some things will still be the same before it was disbanded a year ago. The unit will have seven dedicated detectives and one sergeant, Sgt. Chris Toigo. Toigo was formerly a part of the department's assault squad.

Kansas City, Kansas community comes together after three police officers shot

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department held a community open house Wednesday at their East Patrol building. It's the first open house they've had since three of their officers were shot one week ago. "It's a tragic event, but we're coping.

Kansas City police go through specialize training for de-escalation

More officers are getting trained on how to de-escalate situations where someone is having a mental health crisis or emotional breakdown. That includes Kansas City. On Wednesday, Kansas City, Mo., police received specialized training to defuse these situations.

Clay County K9 to carry memory of slain Missouri police officer

LIBERTY, Mo. - The memory of a fallen Missouri police officer will live on through a K9 that belongs to department across the state. Vested Interest plans to donate a K9 vest to the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

Partners for Peace knock on doors, offer help after increased violence in Ruskin Heights neighborhood

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was boots on the ground walking through a south Kansas City, Missouri, neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon, but not for enforcement. "We are all Partners for Peace," said Melesa Johnson, the deputy chief of staff for KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas' office.

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