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Kansas City Police Department

Aug 18, 2022

Kansas City mayor sues Missouri over police funding law

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas sued the state of Missouri on Wednesday over a new law that requires the city to increase funding for its police department.

May 11, 2022

2 Black female officers sue Kansas City police department

Two Black female police officers allege in separate lawsuits that they were subjected to discrimination, retaliation and a hostile work environment at the Kansas City Police Department.

May 18, 2020

Two Kansas City officers accused of assaulting transgender woman

Two Kansas City, Missouri, police officers face assault charges for allegedly slamming a transgender woman’s face into a concrete sidewalk during an arrest that was captured on video. A grand jury indicted Matthew Brummett, 37, and Charles Prichard, 47, on one misdemeanor charge each of fourth-degree assault related to the May 24, 2019, physical encounter, the […]

Kansas City Public Library
Feb 11, 2020

Judge: Detective immune in high-profile library-arrest case

The off-duty Kansas City Police Department detective who arrested a Kansas activist at a Kansas City Public Library event in 2016 is entitled to qualified immunity, a federal judge ruled before throwing out counts against him. In a Jan. 30 order, Chief U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips granted summary judgment for Detective Brent Parsons, ending […]

Cristian Stevens
Jan 6, 2020

Deputy AG brings experience to Safer Streets prosecutions

The new year marked a major milestone in an effort to reduce violent crime statewide through greater cooperation between the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and federal prosecutors. The Safer Streets Initiative — launched by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt last January — has, as of December, netted more than 100 indictments for offenses ranging from […]

Nov 19, 2018

8th Circuit hears KCPD immunity cases

Two civil-rights cases under review by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could help to further define what police officers may do within the scope of their work while remaining eligible for qualified immunity. On Nov. 13, a three-judge panel including Judges Raymond Gruender, Jane Kelly and Steven Grasz heard the cases in Kansas […]

Sep 25, 2018

KC lawyer brings law enforcement background to oversight role

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.

Jun 10, 2011

Diabetic officer who shot man may get immunity

An appeals court said Thursday that a diabetic police officer who shot a man during a hypoglycemic reaction may be entitled to immunity.

Mar 24, 2011

St. Louis police officers sue to block ballot measure

A lawsuit is attempting to block a proposed ballot measure that would return control of the St. Louis and Kansas City police departments to those cities.

Mar 22, 2011

8th Circuit reinstates part of excessive force suit against KC police

A federal appeals court has reinstated part of an inmate’s lawsuit against Kansas City police officers alleging excessive use of force with a Taser.

Apr 7, 2010

Former officer wins $6.5 million verdict

A jury in Jackson County today awarded $6.5 million to an ex-police officer trying to clear his name of accusations that he fouled up a murder investigation.

Oct 6, 2009

Class action against police OK’d

The Missouri Supreme Court cleared the way Tuesday for a class action lawsuit against the Kansas City Police Department brought by two men arrested separately for drug trafficking.

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