Kansas City Crime Scene: Shot-Spotter FAIL As Clay County Confronts Christmas Crime

A few things to consider as we take a quick check of court cases, police action and an inspired bit of community outreach.

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New study questions effectiveness of gunfire detection system used by KCPD

The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Criminology, looked at data both before and after Shot Spotter technology was installed

Kansas City council to introduce new hate crimes ordinance

The Kansas City council is introducing a hate-offense ordinance to create a penalty for certain municipal offenses motivated by hate, bias.

Kansas City man sentenced in deadly gas station shooting

Camoi Hendricks was sentenced to 12 years in prison in Jackson County Circuit Court in connection to a deadly shooting in March of 2022

Woman testifies in Clay County statutory rape case against former teacher, coach

Josh Hood faces up to seven years in prison for charge stemming from 2010 sexual assault claim

Jackson County pays $1.2 million to family of man who died at jail after being restrained

Marquis Wagner died two years ago after being handcuffed and placed in a restraining chair, according to a lawsuit filed in Jackson County Circuit Court. Guards allegedly ignored Wagner's pleas of "I can't breathe."

Clay County residents' mail goes missing amid worries about theft

People living in two Clay County towns said some of their mail is missing, especially cards that were filled with money.

Johnson County's 988 crisis lifeline is moving in with 911 dispatchers

The county says by sharing a building, 911 dispatchers and mental health professionals can share resources and work more efficiently

KCPD Social Services Teams Gives Away Hundreds Of Coats

The line formed an hour before the 5 p.m. event at South Patrol Division. Parents and children both attended, picking out coats, while also receiving hats, food, shoes, and household items.

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