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KC developer says his good name restored after police inactivate spy camera case

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Kansas City developer Dan Lowe says “his good name has been restored” after obtaining police records that show police have set aside an investigation into claims from a former employee that a spy camera had been placed under her desk.

Lowe, his real estate firm Legacy Development and others were sued in May in Jackson County Circuit Court by former employee Mary Caffrey. She alleged she was retaliated against after raising concerns about a spy camera she discovered under her work desk in 2017. Caffrey’s lawsuit said she called police after discovering the camera.

In a response to Caffrey’s lawsuit, Lowe’s lawyers include a copy of a Kansas City Police Department incident report that says a detective recommended that the case be inactivated after police could not extract evidence from the spy camera, in part because Caffrey submerged it in water. Lowe’s lawyers obtained the police report through a subpoena.

A statement sent on Lowe’s behalf said he denied Caffrey’s allegations and that “police found no evidence connecting Mr. Lowe with the placement, or knowledge of the placement, of a camera under the desk of his former employee Mary Caffrey.”

“We are grateful for the thorough and fine work of the KCPD in this matter and that Dan Lowe’s good name has now been restored,” said the statement sent on Lowe’s behalf.

The statement also notes that Caffrey is the sister of Dan Lowe’s estranged wife. The couple are going through a divorce.

On Friday, Caffrey’s legal team filed a response accusing Lowe and his representatives of trying a civil case in the press and attempting to taint a potential jury pool. It also says the content of the police reports was overstated.

“The Police Report ... is unclear as to what steps were actually taken in the investigation, i.e., whether anyone was interviewed at Legacy Development at all,” the filing said.

Lowe is a prominent commercial real estate developer in Kansas City and elsewhere.

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