Police shot and killed a person in eastern Lawrence Sunday evening, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
The writing may be on the wall for a former Douglas County sheriff’s deputy and Lawrence police officer.
Despite numerous complaints and red flags, years passed before Brad Williams’ peace officer certification was challenged.
Megan Stuke said she’s usually frustrated, exhausted and probably a little angry when Lawrence city commissioners hear from her — but on Tuesday night, she was “simply hopeful and really happy about the progress that we’ve made.”
Extra Lawrence police officers will be patrolling for impaired drivers this Friday, Sept. 16.
A former Lawrence police officer charged with raping a woman in his patrol vehicle will now face a jury early next year after mediation failed to lead to a plea agreement.
A Lawrence police detective was placed on paid leave following his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence last week, though city policy suggests the suspension should be without pay.
An off-duty Lawrence police officer was uninjured but was arrested shortly after midnight Saturday after allegedly crashing into a parked vehicle.
Lawrence and Douglas County law enforcement is cracking down on impaired and distracted driving starting Saturday and continuing through Labor Day. DUI convictions in Kansas have stiff penalties. Here’s what you should know.
Although Lawrence school board members spoke highly about the Lawrence police officers serving as SROs, some have voiced concerns about the potential for students whose mental health may be struggling to interact with the criminal justice system — particularly at the middle school level.
Researchers concluded that there is not widespread bias-based policing in Douglas County, but each law enforcement agency has areas of racial disparity and concern. Members of the Lawrence community have offered some feedback on how they can begin to improve.
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