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