Kamarjay Shaw ‘loved hard’ and ‘had the heart of a lion,’ parents of slain Lawrence teen say
Fearless and big-hearted are how family members of a 14-year-old Lawrence boy recently shot and killed remember him. Kamarjay Shaw’s parents and loved ones said they won’t quit until he gets justice.
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Douglas County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council evaluates racial and ethnic disparities work group
As Douglas County leaders weigh possibly changing or eliminating the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s racial and ethnic disparities work group, some members of the council want the work to get more attention.
Woman suffers possibly life-threatening injuries in Lawrence crash
A woman suffered injuries that were serious and possibly life-threatening Tuesday morning after a one-vehicle crash, according to police.
Lawrence police review board asks to review complaint regarding unhoused man, questions use of force policy
Members of Lawrence’s Community Police Review Board have asked to review a complaint alleging that police targeted a man experiencing homelessness with a jaywalking ticket. They also questioned why a case was not included in the annual use of force report.
Lawrence’s Community Police Review Board didn’t review an ‘actual appeal,’ chief says
Lawrence’s Community Police Review Board did not actually review its first appeal of a complaint six months ago, the police chief said during Thursday’s meeting.
A Kansas bill hopes to weed out bad cops by sharing job applications
A proposed bill would require law enforcement agencies to share information used on job applications and, more importantly, share information on why a candidate was rejected.
Lawrence police warn of scam: Caller asks victim to download a computer program
The Lawrence Police Department issued a warning Friday about a scam in which a caller asks potential victims to download a computer program, then hacks their bank accounts.
Lawrence man’s lawsuit against ex-cop, city to end with settlement; case reveals details of internal investigations
A federal civil case against an ex Lawrence police officer, the city, and a former police chief was set to proceed to trial this month, but the parties have reached a settlement.
Internal investigation documents in the case file reveal details that have never been made public about two cases that brought officer integrity issues into the spotlight in Douglas County.
Hoax report of active shooter called in at Free State High School, Lawrence police say
The Lawrence Police Department received a call regarding an active shooter at Free State High School Wednesday morning, but it was a hoax call, according to a news release from the department.
Are you ready? Severe Weather Awareness Week is coming up
The annual Weather 101 severe weather safety event is returning to Lawrence on Thursday to kick off Severe Weather Awareness Week.
Douglas County law enforcement, nonprofits granted nearly $275K to support survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence
Five grants totaling almost $275,000 will help local agencies serve survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, rape and stalking.