Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and speculation Sunday in a city already on edge.
Two women reported sexual assaults while Dennis E. Clark worked at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park. Though both cases were reported to the Kansas Board of Nursing and investigated by Overland Park police, no criminal charges were filed and no disciplinary action was taken at the time on Clark’s license as a registered nurse. Clark is charged with sexually assaulting four female patients at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.
A 36-year-old woman who had been sexually assaulted and set on fire died Saturday morning, police said, just over a week after she was found in a Wichita park with severe burns on more than half her body and cuts on her head.
More than a dozen departments staffed recruiting booths during the four-hour event at the Robert J. Mohart Multipurpose Center in Kansas City. Organizers said the fact that police departments outnumbered prospective officers will not deter them.
A Wyandotte County judge ordered Dennis Clark back into custody after increasing his bond. He now is charged with rape in connection with incidents involving two patients this year at Providence Medical Center. He faces aggravated sexual battery charges in incidents involving two other patients.
One suspect reportedly hid in a bedroom while asking the residents who had been sleeping there not to tell police where he was. Instead, they pointed police to him. Officers found the other suspect hiding between houses.
Wichita police say a 26-year-old man has been arrested in the assault of a woman who was set on fire at a park. The man was booked early Thursday on suspicion of rape and attempted first-degree murder in the attack Friday night at Fairmount Park.
Newly released emails, sent to and from Missouri's top public-safety officials, show that the state police captain placed in charge of security in Ferguson after Michael Brown's death was both vilified and praised for attempting to replace authorities' militarized approach with one more sympathetic to protesters.
For much of the past three months, Ferguson, Mo., residents have braced for the decision of a St. Louis County grand jury that has been considering evidence in the case of police officer Darren Wilson, who in August shot and killed an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown. And with the decision, the fallout it might bring. Each day without an announcement brings mounting tension.