Kansas City Missouri Police http://kcur.org en Kansas City Police Investigate More Reports Of Highway Shootings http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-police-investigate-more-reports-highway-shootings <p>Police say there might be as many as 20 victims in the spree of highway shootings around the Kansas City area.</p><p>Captain Tye Grant says since the shootings have been widely publicized, a number of people have come forward who think they may have been involved in a similar incident.</p><p>Police are now looking into 20 possible shootings on area highways, but Grant emphasizes the number is extremely fluid.</p><p>“Because honestly that is changing so much by the time I give it to you and the time you report it, it’s going to change," says Grant.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:29:59 +0000 Laura Ziegler 53974 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Police Helicopter Unit Founder Takes Dream Flight http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-police-helicopter-unit-founder-takes-dream-flight <p>Nearly 50 years ago, the bosses in the Kansas City Police Department were not too keen about a change in the way they were supposed to patrol the streets.</p><p>The first helicopters had just arrived, but they were practically unheard of in police work.</p><p>Only after the concept worked did it get almost universal approval. The man who prodded and promoted the idea watches from the distance now. But for a brief hour, the innovator went back to the heliport he started.</p><p><strong>A guy walks into the helicopter unit</strong></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:51:00 +0000 Dan Verbeck 52613 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Police Helicopter Unit Founder Takes Dream Flight Coalition Formed To Fight Unabated Kansas City Hate Crimes http://kcur.org/post/coalition-formed-fight-unabated-kansas-city-hate-crimes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Kansas City law enforcement and community coalition has been formed to attack hate crimes after a recent study found a need for it.</span></p><p>The number of hate crimes in Kansas City has been relatively consistent year after year. But, a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ttempts to eradicate it haven’t worked.</span></p><p></p><p>Kansas City’s top FBI agent, Michael Kaste, looked at a bureau study released this week for the nation and region.</p><p>The FBI Special Agent In-Charge said 104 hate crimes were reported last year in Missouri.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 02:00:39 +0000 Dan Verbeck 47453 at http://kcur.org Coalition Formed To Fight Unabated Kansas City Hate Crimes 90-Mile View: Autumn Days In KCPD East Patrol http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-autumn-days-kcpd-east-patrol <p>Fall weather brings changes for Officer Nicole Wright as she works her beat for the Kansas City, Mo. Police Department. Kids are back in school, there's Chief's home games to work, but as for October 31, well, as Wright observes, "everyday's Halloween" in East Patrol.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:17:42 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 46105 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Autumn Days In KCPD East Patrol Technology And The Science Of Fighting Crime http://kcur.org/post/technology-and-science-fighting-crime <p>Crime, every community suffers from some kind of it&mdash;whether it&rsquo;s shoplifting a candy bar, defrauding a bank or dealing drugs as a member of a gang.</p><p>Kansas City is no stranger to violent crime, in fact Kansas City as of 2011 ranked as the 18th most violent city in the United States, according to FBI statistics. But the science of crime fighting is always changing.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:06:42 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton 45294 at http://kcur.org Technology And The Science Of Fighting Crime KCMO Police Chief Discusses Violent Crime http://kcur.org/post/kcmo-police-chief-discusses-violent-crime <p>With <strong>61 people indicted last week </strong>on weapons and drug charges, Kansas City is <strong>making a statement</strong>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 36662 at http://kcur.org KCMO Police Chief Discusses Violent Crime 90-Mile View: Nicole Wright http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-nicole-wright-0 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>When we first met <strong>Officer Nicole Wright</strong> last December we learned why this Kansas City, Mo. native chose to serve on the force and in the neighborhood where she grew up.&nbsp; Today Nicole returns to tell us about her first call of a day back in January that turned out to be her last call of the day.</p><p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:01:01 +0000 Danie Alexander 31870 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Nicole Wright