The Kansas Bureau of Investigation director said the agency’s new data tracking system is about halfway complete and will create a better overview of the state’s crime problem, including a potential rise in fentanyl cases.
The director of the KBI said Tuesday a $3 million federal grant would vastly improve the state’s information technology system for tracking criminal incidents and arrests as well as enhance collaboration among local law enforcement agencies.
Lawrence police shot and killed Michael S. Blanck, 43, of Lawrence, Sunday evening, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
A KBI case file leaves one prevailing question which may ultimately be lost to history: Why did Lawrence Police Officer William Garrett shoot and kill Rick “Tiger” Dowdell on July 16, 1970?
Former Lawrence police officer Jonathan Gardner was arrested Friday on suspicion of more than two dozen criminal counts, including an alleged on-duty rape and two dozen counts of official misconduct and unlawful acts with computers.
An organization working to reform the Kansas juvenile justice system called for an end to incarceration of youth after a 17-year-old boy died at the Sedgwick County intake facility.
Members of a task force developing protocol for newly discovered DNA evidence in closed cases is backing a recommendation laying out a process to ensure defense counsel is made aware when a match is found in DNA registries.
Members of the Legislature’s task force developing protocol for use of newly discovered DNA evidence in criminal cases endorsed better training to keep valuable information from slipping through cracks in the justice system.
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