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Abuse of power? Armed bondsmen break down Kansas City couple’s door, forcing woman into car

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City couple was inside their home when multiple armed men broke down their back door, rushed into their house and forced the wife to get into a car headed to Kansas. The couple called it kidnapping, but the men said they were enforcing the law. “That’s vigilante justice there,” […]

Prosecutor could file more charges against Britt Reid, Kansas City attorneys say

By Glenn E. Rice Updated April 15, 2021 06:06 AM Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker on Monday said state law limited how many charges she could file against former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid. In a statement announcing a single charge filed against Reid, who is accused of drunken driving in a […]

Kansas City area financial adviser for pro athletes accused of fraud that cost millions

By Bill Lukitsch and Glenn E. Rice  March 31, 2021 04:36 PM A Kansas City area financial adviser is accused of defrauding clients — including some professional athletes — by overcharging fees and recklessly steering them toward risky investments that resulted in millions of dollars in losses. Douglas E. Elstun, 52, of Lenexa, faces civil […]

Federal Prosecutor Removed From Criminal Cases After DOJ Report Criticizes Conduct

KCUR | By Dan Margolies, Peggy Lowe, Steve Vockrodt Published March 16, 2021 at 3:59 PM CDT “She abused her power and took her oath to a whole other level – her and the police department.” The assistant U.S. Attorney who prosecuted Lamonte McIntyre for a crime he did not commit is no longer handling criminal cases. […]

Judge allows wiretap recording of Kylr Yust ahead of jury selection

The judge presiding over the Kylr Yust trial ruled Thursday that testimony and a wiretap from an ex-girlfriend of Yust can be heard during the trial. By: Andres Gutierrez Posted at 2:50 PM, Mar 11, 2021 and last updated 3:50 PM, Mar 11, 2021 HARRISONVILLE, Mo. — The judge presiding over the Kylr Yust trial […]

Olathe Proud Boy’s attorneys argue Trump to blame for deadly Capitol insurrection

By Judy L. Thomas Updated February 17, 2021 06:41 PM Former President Donald Trump — not the rioters — was responsible for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, attorneys for a Kansas City-area Proud Boy argued in federal court Wednesday. At a hearing on the government’s request that William “Billy” Chrestman remain incarcerated […]

Former Jackson County deputy who shot woman could get lighter sentence than most

By Katie Moore January 27, 2021 05:05 PM A former Jackson County sheriff’s deputy who shot a woman in the back and made false statements about the circumstances may spend just 120 days behind bars, according to a plea agreement announced earlier this week. It would be a lighter sentence than most receive for that […]

Former KCFD captain sentenced to federal prison for illegally selling dozens of guns

By Luke Nozicka Updated January 25, 2021 05:24 PM Read more here: https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article248746040.html#storylink=cpy A former Kansas City Fire Department captain was sentenced Monday to six years in federal prison for illegally selling dozens of guns. James Samuels’ sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release. The 55-year-old man, detained at the Leavenworth Detention […]

Missouri saw deadliest year ever for gun violence in 2020, made worse by pandemic | The Kansas City Star

Missouri sees worst year ever for gun violence in 2020 With historic levels of gun violence in Missouri’s three largest cities, the state likely experienced its deadliest year on record in 2020, experts say. By Neil Nakahodo | Humera Lodhi | Kaitlin Washburn January 03, 2021 05:00 AM. A Kansas City photographer who proudly documented […]

This Kansas prosecutor keeps getting away with misconduct. Will she ever be punished?

By Melinda Henneberger Updated December 06, 2020 06:24 PM Firsthand experience makes Lamonte McIntyre critical of care provided to Kansas inmates Lamonte McIntyre, freed in 2017 after 23 years in Kansas prisons for a crime he did not commit, says health care for inmates does not focus on their needs. Corizon Health is the private […]