Prairie Village Police are investigating an aggravated assault with a motor vehicle after an alleged altercation injured Dwight Sutherland in Mission Hills on Monday night. It started with a Trump yard sign and ended with Sutherland, a former National Dwight Sutherland Committeeman for the Kansas Republican Party, in the hospital, the vic...
TOPEKA, KAN. – A Topeka man pleaded guilty in federal court here today to seven robberies at local businesses, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Friday. Joshua Alexander Musgraves, 27, Topeka, pleaded guilty to seven counts of robbery.  Musgraves' crime spree began at the Dennison State Bank in southwest Topeka on December 10, 2016. He the...
KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A federal prosecutor will be on duty on Election Day to respond to complaints of possible election fraud or voting rights violations in Kansas, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. McAllister said he has appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag to serve as the District Election Officer for Kansas. Maag will be responsible ...
Mathew Clark, a Libertarian from Overland Park running to represent the 23rd District in the Kansas House of Representatives, became the first confirmed speaker for The Kansas Forum on Public Safety and Justice when he completed the corresponding candidate survey shortly after it was sent out on Wednesday night.  The forum, which will take pla...
The FBI long suspected that a major source for Christopher Steele's anti-Trump dossier was a Russian spy, according to newly declassified documents. In other words, the bureau knowingly relied on the word of a suspected Russian spy to spy on a Trump campaign aide wrongly smeared as a Russian spy: Carter Page. Republicans seized on the disclosure. R...
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Wesley Forrest Clay, 29, of Olathe, Kan., was indicted on Thursday in the Eastern District of Kentucky, for federal charges of sending threatening communications in interstate commerce. The indictment follows a criminal complaint which was filed last week in the Eastern District of Kentucky. The criminal complaint alleged that, on ...
The year 2020 will leave a mark on history in many regards. A pandemic and the presidential election have dominated the news, and we as individuals will shape the outcome of both. Yet citizen engagement on public safety and justice issues has also played a prominent role in how historians will view 2020. We citizens will shape the outcome of that t...
Our nation’s law enforcement professionals deserve our continued support and respect. I have seen firsthand the dedication of our Kansas law enforcement and this year – even while responding to a global pandemic – has been no exception. I want to express my thanks, appreciation and support for all of the men and women who work each day to protect o...
WICHITA, KAN. – A 55-count federal indictment with 24 defendants unsealed here today alleges that an inmate ran a drug ring in Wichita from a prison cell in the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. McAllister said federal agents began investigating in April 2019 and reviewed thousands of intercepted messages among the...
TOPEKA, Kansas — Kansas is unmatched in its tracking of ex-convicts, resulting in more than 21,000 people convicted of sex, drug or violent crimes being registered on a public database. One of them is Marc Schultz, who was convicted of manslaughter for hitting and killing a cyclist while driving drunk in 2010. "I will forever live with the burden o...
Surveying Kansas Candidates on Public Safety and Justice Issues
To get the conversation started on what questions we want to ask our candidates for state senate and state representative, I'm posting the following questions. These are inspired by current issues being raised by police reform and police advocacy gro...
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