Kansas City police were on the scene after the 2007 shootings at the Ward Parkway Center just east of the state line. Leawood officers were in the building tracking the suspect. Had they found him first, they may not have had the legal authority to act. Kansas City Police Capt. Tye Grant said mutual aid between Kansas and Missouri is crucial because resolving an active shooter situation quickly is important to saving lives.
Kansas City police were on the scene after the 2007 shootings at the Ward Parkway Center just east of the state line. Leawood officers were in the building tracking the suspect. Had they found him first, they may not have had the legal authority to act. Kansas City Police Capt. Tye Grant said mutual aid between Kansas and Missouri is crucial because resolving an active shooter situation quickly is important to saving lives. FRED BLOCHER FILE PHOTO
Kansas City police were on the scene after the 2007 shootings at the Ward Parkway Center just east of the state line. Leawood officers were in the building tracking the suspect. Had they found him first, they may not have had the legal authority to act. Kansas City Police Capt. Tye Grant said mutual aid between Kansas and Missouri is crucial because resolving an active shooter situation quickly is important to saving lives. FRED BLOCHER FILE PHOTO

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August 26, 2014 10:29 PM

In major emergencies, police say, state line shouldn’t be a barrier

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