Kansas City attorney Cathy Dean was sworn in as a commissioner on the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners on Dec. 3. Dean is a native of Fulton and long-time resident of Kansas City. She obtained her law degree from ...Read More »
The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle a girl’s claims that the department used excessive force by employing a flash-bang grenade in her home in 2010, causing her long-term harm. U.S. District Judge ...Read More »
Kansas City attorney Nathan Garrett isn’t the first lawyer to become president of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners, but his background as a former rank-and-file police officer and prosecutor gives him a unique perspective on the job.Read More »
A lawsuit filed Monday in Jackson County Circuit Court claims police had a “vendetta” against a man they shot during an arrest three years ago. Anthony Champion, 18, died March 28, 2006, after police shot him while trying to arrest ...Read More »
Police officer termination; excessive force SC89605 Timothy Coffer, Respondent, v. Angela Wasson-Hunt, et al., Appellants Appeal From: Jackson County Circuit Court, Judge Thomas C. Clark Handdown Date: 3/17/2009 Opinion Author: Judge Richard Teitelman Opinion Vote: Court en banc concurs The ...Read More »
The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners had the authority to fire a police officer who beat and spit on a drunken driver who was already subdued, a unanimous Missouri Supreme Court said Tuesday. The officer, Timothy Coffer, has been ...Read More »
The Missouri Supreme Court handed down unanimous opinions in five cases Tuesday afternoon, including its affirmation of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners’ decision to terminate police officer Timothy Coffer for allegedly using excessive force during an arrest. The ...
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