KCPD

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KMBZ News Staff
May 19, 2020 - 10:47 am
KCPD Chief Smith says the rise in numbers of homicides does not appear to be connected to the emergency stay-at-home orders.
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Marc LaVoie
April 20, 2020 - 8:34 am
Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith also says non-violent crime is flat during the stay-at-home, and home burglaries are down.
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KMBZ News Staff
April 01, 2020 - 8:55 am
Two KCPD members test positive for COVID-19. "The members are home and we look forward to their return to work once the virus runs its course," the department said in a statement.
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KMBZ News Staff
January 15, 2020 - 8:14 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Police Department is preparing for Sunday's big game against Tennessee, and according to Chief Rick Smith, you can expect to see increased police patrols. The additional officers will not only be keeping the peace at Arrowhead, but at all of Kansas City's...
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Marc LaVoie
November 19, 2019 - 9:31 pm
Kansas City, MO - Months after the decision was made to keep the KCPD Mounted Patrol unit, Chief Rick Smith announced Tuesday the unit will be disbanded. Smith cited growing homicide numbers and violent crime rates, along with the need for more investigators on the streets, in his decision to...
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Marc LaVoie
September 18, 2019 - 4:51 am
Kansas City, MO - A newly released report from the Kansas City Police Department reveals more information about an evidence storage fire in August of last year. Defense attorney Dan Ross has had concerns for months. He expected KCPD or the prosecutor’s office to have an inventory of affected cases...
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AP News Staff
July 23, 2019 - 7:12 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police say an officer shot a man during a narcotics investigation in downtown Kansas City. Spokesman Jacob Becchina said in statement the shooting occurred Monday afternoon when officers were trying to arrest a man who had sold undercover officers drugs several times...
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Kara Marxer
March 19, 2019 - 4:51 am
The Kansas City Police Department is recognizing one of its officers with the Medal of Valor, the force's highest honor. Officer Jared Tipton will be presented with the medal before the board of police commissioners Tuesday to recognize his actions from last June. Tipton was at home and off-duty...
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Marc LaVoie
February 18, 2019 - 5:59 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Three people were killed in separate shootings over a 12-hour period Saturday and Sunday in Kansas City. The first incident was reported when police officers went to a home and found a man dead. The shooting in the 5700 block of appeared to have stemmed from an argument between...
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Bill Grady
January 07, 2019 - 6:13 am
A suspect in an attempted carjacking is in a hospital after being shot during a struggle with a Kansas City Police officer Sunday morning. Detectives marked off two crime scenes. First, a woman at 39th Street and Walnut told police an armed man tried to force her out of her vehicle, but a security...
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