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Black leaders in Kansas City seek police chief’s resignation

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Civil rights organizations on Wednesday called for the resignation of Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith, hours after a group of mostly black pastors demanded changes to improve relations between police and the city's minority community.

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Prosecutor dismisses murder charges against once-convicted man

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The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office has formally dismissed murder charges against a man declared innocent and freed from prison last month. In August, a judge found clear and convincing evidence that Ricky Kidd was innocent of a 1996 double murder ...

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Undoing injustice: Metro prosecutors test viability of conviction integrity units

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What should a Missouri prosecutor do upon learning her own office put an innocent man in prison? St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner believes Lamar Johnson is such a man. A jury convicted him of murder in 1995, but ...

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Prosecutor tapped to be Missouri Democratic Party leader

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will be the Missouri Democratic Party’s next leader. Democrats elected Baker Saturday. She will replace Stephen Webber as state party chairman. Baker is taking the reins of following major Democratic losses. Republican Josh Hawley ...

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Prosecutor tapped to be Missouri Democratic Party leader

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will be the Missouri Democratic Party’s next leader. Democrats elected Baker Saturday. She will replace Stephen Webber as state party chairman. Baker is taking the reins of following major Democratic losses. Republican Josh Hawley ...

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