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How to file a complaint against KCPD

Officers can be held accountable for actions that fall into six categories: bias-based policing, discourtesy, excessive use of force, harassment, improper conduct and improper procedure.

When your abuser is the law: Sexual and domestic violence persistent in Kansas law enforcement

Content warning: This story contains references to and descriptions of domestic and sexual violence. The Beacon has included a resource box with contact information for local support organizations. Audio-Reader · TheBeacon 7-20-21: When Your Abuser Is The Law Every year, dozens of law enforcement officers in Kansas lose their certifications. The reasons vary and include […]

How to request public records in Kansas and Missouri

Interested in filing your own public records request in Missouri or Kansas? The Kansas City Beacon has put together a guide for requesting records — including whom to contact, when they’re required to respond and what records might be closed by law.