Kansas City Crime Scene: Police Shooting, Standoff & Community Forums

There's a lot of local crime news worth considering right now . . . In today's update we focus on recent police conversations, crime reporting and some law enforcement news from throughout the region.

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KC following holistic approach to lower violent crime

After the deadliest year on record for Kansas City, and as violent crime continues in the metro, KCPD, stakeholders, and the community are taking a comprehensive approach to not repeat 2023.

MSHP investigating shooting involving KCPD officer, suspect in custody

The suspect was treated for a gunshot wound to the hand, authorities said

Update: Kansas City man convicted in East Bottoms double homicide | Northeast News

Michael Bushnell Publisher A Jackson County jury convicted 36-year-old Cleon D. White on Wednesday, January 31 for a double homicide in 2020 in Kansas City's East Bottoms neighborhood. White was convicted...

Bond reduction denied for Crown Center shooting suspect

A Jackson County judge has denied a request for a bond reduction for one of the two men charged in the January shooting at Crown Center.

KC police won't share lessons from Chiefs rally shooting, but experts have suggestions

One month later, KCPD has no intention to release their review of security at the Chiefs parade to the public. Here's what experts suggest for future major events in Kansas City.

Man recovering after being shot at Sutherlands location on Blue Ridge Boulevard

Raytown police and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting inside a Sutherlands location on Thursday evening.

Wichita man loses toy laser after pointing it at law enforcement plane, police say

The Kansas Highway Patrol plane was helping Wichita police with a drive-by shooting when it happened.

Liberty bus driver charged with assault of student after altercation on bus

The Clay County Prosecutor's office has charged a bus driver in his late 60s with misdemeanor assault following an altercation on a bus Thursday.

Man shoots into bus because passenger was 'staring at him the wrong way,' MO cops say

Two men were shot and killed, Missouri police said.

Bill would create harsher penalties for organized retail crime in Kansas

The Kansas legislature held a hearing Tuesday morning on Senate Bill 415, a proposed law that would recognize organized retail theft as an official crime and increase the penalties.

What is a straw purchase? How guns found at KC shooting were allegedly bought illegally

Recent federal charges allege some of the guns found after the Chiefs rally shooting were bought using this illegal method. But what is it?

Platte County prosecutor: 2023 shooting between Leavenworth police, domestic violence suspect was justified

The Aug. 10, 2023, shooting of a 25-year-old man by Leavenworth police has been deemed justified, Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd announced Wednesday.

Kansas City leaders discuss grassroots efforts to fight gun violence & what comes next

City leaders and organizations met Friday at a symposium to discuss solutions to ongoing violence in Kansas City. A community forum for the public is scheduled Saturday.

Thousands of Missourians could have criminal records sealed under Clean Slate Initiative

The Clean Slate campaign is backing four Missouri bills, which all provide for a more automated expungement process for low-level offenses.

Community, loved ones mourn loss of 2 KCK teens killed in shooting

A community is mourning the loss of two teens who were killed last Thursday. 19-year-old Kalob Ruth and 17-year-old Carlos Gonzalez, were transported to an area hospital and later died.

One taken into custody following brief Kansas City, Mo., standoff

One individual has been taken into custody after a brief afternoon standoff in Kansas City, Missouri.

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