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Jay-Z’s Group, Team Roc Files Lawsuit Against Kansas City Police Department

Team Roc, Jay-Z’s philanthropic group, has filed a lawsuit against the police department in Kansas City, Kansas. The group, Team Roc, established by Jay-Z is seeking to obtain complaints of alleged misconduct against officers. According to the lawsuit the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department has refused to produce documents relating to any internal investigations of wrongdoing by members of the department.
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Woman killed, man seriously hurt in Kansas City shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police took one man into custody Monday night following a shooting that left a woman dead and a man critically hurt. Police say the shooting happened around 10:45 p.m. in the 300 block of Van Brunt, which is just north of its intersection with Independence Avenue. Officers responding to a call for the sound of gunshots found both victims at the scene.
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JAY-Z's Team Roc Sues Kansas City Police For Alleged Misconduct Cover-Ups

Wyandotte County, KS – JAY-Z’s Team Roc — the social justice arm of Roc Nation — reportedly sued the Kansas City Police Department on Monday (September 20), according to ABC News. A lawsuit filed in the district court of Wyandotte County, Kansas accuses the KCKPD of covering up alleged police...

1 dead, 1 in custody after double shooting in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Police are investigating an overnight homicide. Officers were called about 10:45 p.m. Monday to the 300 block of Van Brunt Boulevard on the sound of shots fired. That call was then updated to a shooting in the 300 block of Lawn Avenue. When they arrived...

Double shooting on Lawn claims one life

One woman is dead and a man is injured following a double shooting last night. At approximately 10:45 p.m. Monday, Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) officers were called to the 300 block of Van Brunt Boulevard on sound of gun shots. Shortly thereafter, the call was updated to a shooting...

Central Missouri woman convicted of killing husband in 2012

WARSAW, Mo. (AP) — A western Missouri woman who spent nearly seven years behind bars awaiting trial for the 2012 shooting death of her husband has been found guilty. The Kansas City Star reports that a Clay County jury convicted 60-year-old Viola Bowman on Monday of first-degree murder in the killing of 53-year-old Albert “Rusty” Bowman in their Kansas City home on Nov. 7, 2012.

Nurse Pleads Guilty to Drugging

A Kansas nurse who texted a co-worker a picture of a dementia patient slumped over in a wheelchair, and then suggested she was responsible and deserved thanks has pleaded guilty to intentionally administering the wrong medication. The Kansas City Star reports that 37-year-old Jennifer Lynn Reavis, of Atchison, is free...

Police: Woman killed, man wounded in Kansas City shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say a woman died and a man was critically wounded in a late-night shooting in northeastern Kansas City. Police say in a news release that the shooting happened around 10:45 p.m. Monday near Anderson Avenue and Lawn Avenue. Officers called to the scene found the woman and man with gunshot wounds, and both were rushed to a hospital, where the woman died. Police said the man was in critical but stable condition. Police say a person of interest was arrested at the scene of the shooting. Officials did not immediately release the names of those shot or arrested.

Team Roc Lawsuit Accuses Kansas City Police Department of Hiding Misconduct

Team Roc has hit the Kansas City, Kansas police department with a lawsuit for misconduct in an attempt to acquire complaints about the police department’s behavior. Lawyers for Jay-Z’s philanthropic group wrote in the filing that “for decades, members of the KCKPD abused their positions of power and authority to solicit and coerce fabricated witness statements and testimony, plant evidence, procure sexual favors, withhold exculpatory evidence, and conceal their own misconduct and ignore the misconduct of others.”