Kansas City Kansas Police

Government
2:06 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

New Kansas City, Kansas, Police Chief Named

Terry Zeigler, center, is the new police chief in Kansas City, Kan. Unified Government County Administrator Doug Bach, right, and interim police chief Ellen Hanson, left, make the announcement.
Credit Elle Moxley / KCUR

Assistant Chief Terry Zeigler will take over the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, county officials announced Tuesday.

Zeigler, who joined the department in 1990, says he'll be continuing the work of interim police chief Ellen Hanson.

"We will continue using strategies like hotspot policing and intelligence-led policing to combat crime, but we will be open to new strategies if it will make our community safer," Zeigler said at a press conference at City Hall.

He beat out four other finalists for the job.

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Community
1:54 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Prosecutor Names Suspect In Kansas City Highway Shootings

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announces charges Friday against a 27-year-old suspect tied to recent highway shootings in Kansas City. The announcement took place at the Kansas City Emergency Operations Center.
Credit Laura Spencer / KCUR

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced charges Friday against a man tied to recent highway shootings in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

The afternoon announcement revealed Mohammed Whitaker, 27, of Grandview, Mo., faces 18 felony counts, including class A and class B felonies related to shooting into a vehicle.

The charges stem from a series of at least a dozen shootings on Kansas City area highways. Three people have been hurt as a result.

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Cops & Crime
4:19 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Metro Squad Joins KCK Double Murder Probe

Vicinity of double murder in Kansas City, Kansas Rosedale district
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The Metropolitan Major Case Squad has been assigned to help Kansas City, Kansas police find the killer or killers of a man and a teenage girl on Saturday.

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