KANSAS CITY MISSOURI POLICE DEPARTMENT RELEASED VIDEOS
Here you will find certain videos that have been cleared for public release.
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Dispatch audio from Dec. 1, 2012, domestic violence murder-suicide
Below is a link to download the audio of the dispatch recordings for this incident. The audio includes what is required under Missouri Sunshine Law.
Chimp -vs- Car
On 10/19/2010, officers were dispatched to the area of 77th and Indiana in regard to a pet chimp named “Suko” who had escaped from its owner’s home; multiple efforts to tranquilize the animal failed. The animal eventually entered a cage brought to the scene and was transported to a primate sanctuary south of Kansas City, but not until after breaking the windshield of a police car.
Car Strikes Officer During Stop
Few things in police work are ever “routine.” Something as normal as a traffic stop can turn into a life-or-death situation in an instant. (This happened last fall in south Kansas City). Once again, a police car dashcam captured one of these frightening moments, and the video is below (there is audio).
It was a little after 3:45 a.m. Friday, March 12. A sergeant had pulled over a drunk driver at 83rd and Troost, and other officers came on scene to help with the arrest. A 24-year-old officer was standing next to the driver’s door of the drunk man’s car beginning to take an inventory of the vehicle when they heard squealing tires, and another car driven by an intoxicated woman slammed into the first car, which slammed into the officer. You can see him being thrown to the pavement. It was an incredibly scary moment, but fortunately, the officer suffered only bumps and bruises to his right leg. He was taken to a hospital as a precaution but was released soon afterward.
This is yet another example of the dangers officers face every day and how dangerous drunk driving is for everyone on the road.
Iser Park Shooting
At about 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 6, 2009, police responded to a non-injury, one-vehicle car crash near 113th Street and Sycamore Terrace in south Kansas City. They found out the driver had walked away about 100 yards into nearby Iser Park. One officer drove into the park to contact the man, and as you will see in these videos from police car dash-cams, the man suddenly turned and started firing shots at the officer. The officer fell to the ground behind his patrol car door to avoid being hit. At that time, a second officer arrived and ran to assist the first officer, risking being shot himself. The officers soon returned fire on the suspect, who continued to point a gun at them even after he had been shot and fallen to the ground. The suspect died from the return shots of the officers. Miraculously, neither of the officers was injured.
On Nov. 20, a Jackson County Grand Jury cleared the officers of any wrong-doing in the suspect’s death. We were notified of this decision on Monday, Dec. 7.
KCPD has released this video to illustrate the dangers KCPD officers face daily. We also are committed to being transparent. No officer ever wants to kill another human being, but as you can see in the video, sometimes they are left with no choice.
WARNING: This video contains disturbing images and is not suitable for children. There is audio in the second half of the video.
Digital Technology Section
Kansas City, MO 64106
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