Crime

Crime

Is crime up or down? Politically, it’s back and forth

Overall crime continues to sink, says the FBI’s recent report on 2015 crime. Yet violent crime has sprung back up the last two years, especially in urban areas. Kansas City was among seven U.S. communities cited by the FBI. One still unproven theory for the rise: The Ferguson effect.

Crime

Ryan Stokes' family wants answers about his fatal shooting by KC police

A prayer vigil and press conference for Ryan Stokes was held on Wednesday at the corner of 12th and McGee streets in downtown Kansas City where Stokes was fatally shot by police in 2013. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City has asked the U.S. attorney general's office and the FBI to investigate the shooting.

Videos

May 9 arrests at Kansas City library event

The arrest of Jeremy Rothe-Kushe at a Kansas City Public Library event is captured on video by a friend. Library officials say that, and the arrest of a library employee, violated the First Amendment.
Ian Cummings The Kansas City Star
May 9 arrests at Kansas City library event 2:31

May 9 arrests at Kansas City library event

KC police officer gives update on Thursday night shooting death 0:31

KC police officer gives update on Thursday night shooting death

KC police, Jackson County prosecutor awarded federal grants 1:51

KC police, Jackson County prosecutor awarded federal grants

Jessica Runions' family continues search, seeks closure 1:05

Jessica Runions' family continues search, seeks closure