Following the recent unrest in Ferguson, Mo., Kansas City area law enforcement officials are quick to defend their use of armored vehicles, which have been in service in Kansas City for at least 80 years.
Shawn Parcells owns a Johnson County autopsy service and assisted in a private autopsy of Michael Brown. He’s not a doctor, which has raised concerns from some Missouri coroners about his role in autopsies, but he says his work is well within the law and he loves “helping families.”
They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown.
Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago to the day. His death stoked national discourse about police tactics and race, which the rally's organizers pledged to continue.
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Deonte J. Barnett was charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with involuntary manslaughter in the February death of 9-month-old Aubrie Barnett. Prosecutors said Deonte Barnett had been previously counseled on the dangers of “co-sleeping” with a baby after she had been hospitalized last year with a broken leg.
A man wearing all black allegedly broke into a Kansas City house early Friday morning and struck the homeowner over the head with a handgun. The intruder then reportedly fatally shot the homeowner’s dog.
A federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Images from Ferguson reopened wounds for the mother of Ryan Stokes, who died last year in an altercation near the Power & Light District. For more than a year, Narene Stokes-James has struggled for answers about her son’s death.
Cortez Washington had been seemingly trouble-free for a year before he was shot to death trying to rob a restaurant in Omaha, Neb., this week, a crime that prompted the fatal shooting of a reality TV crew member.
A homeless man driving a stolen Kansas City police car earlier this week called his father and complained the car couldn’t go faster than 130 mph, court documents contend. Joshua W. Boyd faces charges and remains a fugitive.