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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...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 »
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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A federal judge ruled that a woman’s wrongful death lawsuit against the Kansas City Police Department can go forward because the officer’s conduct may have been “outrageous and egregious.” Angela Davis sued Police Chief James Corwin and Officer Robert Vivona ...Read More »