Kansas City Crime Scene: Public Safety Priorities Focused On NFL Draft

Cynics might say that during the Kansas City NFL Draft . . . You're on your own. 

Hopefully, that's not the case . . . HOWEVER, there's no denying that this event will require a great deal of resources with the promise of more than 100 million bucks of "economic impact" in return. 

In the meantime, we share deets about police action, local court cases, some good news and crime reporting of all manner.

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KCPD, more than 20 law enforcement agencies preparing for NFL Draft security

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - An expected 300,000 fans are beginning to arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, for the NFL Draft. Kansas City police said that, since 2019, they've completed extensive planning and increased staffing to prepare for huge crowds for this year's NFL Draft.

Missing KCK suspect still loose after being released 'in error'

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The search continues for a 21-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, suspect who was released from the Platte County Jail by mistake last Thursday. Jae'veon Marquice Mitchell-Locke was arrested and charged after a shootout with KCK police who were targeting a fentanyl ring. Three police officers were injured in that shooting April 5.

Missouri man sentenced for cattle fraud scheme that led to murders of 2 Wisconsin brothers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A Missouri man has been sentenced in federal court for a $215,000 cattle fraud scheme, which he tried to cover up by murdering two brothers from Wisconsin.

FBI investigates attempted robbery at UMB Bank in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who allegedly tried to rob a UMB Bank in Kansas City, Missouri, on Monday. The attempted robbery unfolded at the bank located at 6400 Independence Avenue at around 3 p.m.

18-year-old charged with second-degree murder in deadly shooting at 86th, Stark Avenue in Raytown, Mo.

The Jackson County, Missouri, Prosecutor's Office has announced charges in connection with a deadly Thursday night shooting in Raytown. Police said a man, later identified as Nehemiah Newton, was shot and killed at 86th Street and Stark Avenue at around 7:13 p.m.Charging documents state Newton was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the driveway of a home in the area.Witnesses told police they'd heard an argument, then rapid gunfire before Newton fell to the ground.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes human smuggling bill, citing Legislature's rushed process

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed a bill Monday creating a state-level human smuggling crime, which supporters said would help law enforcement prosecute those transporting undocumented immigrants. But the Democratic governor said the legislation was the product of a "rushed process" that could lead to unintended problems. The veto puts her at odds with most of the Legislature: the measure passed with veto-proof majorities in both the House and Senate.

GOP Lawmakers Push For State Control Of St. Louis Police

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ten years after gaining local control of its police for the first time since the Civil War, the city of St. Louis has more murders than ever before - and Missouri's Republican lawmakers are again pressuring for a state takeover of the police force.

Analysis | You Can't Just Shoot People

Comment Gift Article Some things should hardly need saying. It's not ethical or legal to shoot someone for ringing your doorbell. Or leaving your driveway. Or rolling a basketball into your yard. Or accidentally getting into your car before quickly leaving it. In recent days, more than half a dozen Americans have been shot for precisely those reasons.

Sober living program at Kansas City home sues after board rules against it

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A sober living program in Kansas City is taking another step to stay open at its current location. New Beginnings Sanctuary sued the city, after the zoning committee said it was violating zoning rules. The facility was cited for the violation, but attorneys for the business tried to appeal.

Officials search for Prairie Village man missing since April 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Prairie Village Police Department is asking for help in the search for a man not seen since April 5. Jerrold Hall, 61, was last seen Wednesday, April 5, in the 7700 block of Mission Road, according to a release.

KCPD names new commander at South Patrol

David Jackson, a 27-year veteran of the Kansas City Police Department and a graduate of the FBI National Police Academy was named last month as the new commander of the South Patrol Division and has already attended several community meetings to develop relationships with area residents, such as the April 10 South Kansas City Alliance meeting where he spoke.

Security preparations for 2023 NFL Draft are years in the making

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - You think the anticipation leading to this moment feels good. Now that it's NFL Draft week, the feeling is even better. With an event of this magnitude - security preparations for this week are years in the making.The stage is almost set and Kansas City will be on the clock.

178th Entrant Officer Class Begins

The 178th Entrant Officer Class began at Police Headquarters on April 24. There are 24 men and women who answered the call to become public servants with KCPD.

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