Rape, sodomy, abuse allegations among mishandled cases

February 8, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Newly released records for a Kansas City police unit that failed to properly investigate 149 cases of crimes against children shows that the mishandled cases included reports of sodomy, rape and child abuse.

The Kansas City Star reports that police released the heavily redacted incident reports for the cases on Thursday, about a month after Police Chief Rick Smith announced the conclusion of the internal review of the failed crimes against children unit.

The mishandled cases generally took place from 2011 to 2016. The reports about them reveal little about the suspects or what measures detectives in the former Crimes Against Children unit undertook to investigate the allegations.

Seventeen officers who formerly worked in the unit have been disciplined, with seven of the officers no longer working in the department.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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