columbia police department http://kbia.org en Attorney files lawsuit over Ferguson case http://kbia.org/post/attorney-files-lawsuit-over-ferguson-case <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">An attorney for a man whose conviction in a Missouri sports editor's slaying was overturned has filed a civil rights lawsuit seeking $100 million.</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:07:46 +0000 Associated Press 49384 at http://kbia.org Attorney files lawsuit over Ferguson case CPD Deputy Chief retiring to lead national organization http://kbia.org/post/cpd-deputy-chief-retiring-lead-national-organization <p></p><p>Columbia Police Department Deputy Chief Dianne Bernhard announced her retirement on Thursday. Bernhard accepted an offer to be the Executive Director of Concerns of Police Survivors, a national organization that provides resources for families and co-workers of police officers killed in duty. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:31:43 +0000 Xiaosu Tian 48163 at http://kbia.org CPD Deputy Chief retiring to lead national organization Be careful out there: Snow last week coincided with spike in vehicle accidents, stalls http://kbia.org/post/be-careful-out-there-snow-last-week-coincided-spike-vehicle-accidents-stalls <p>Most everyone knows driving in the snow can be dangerous, and numbers from last week seem to confirm it.</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:26:32 +0000 Andrew Gibson 47930 at http://kbia.org Be careful out there: Snow last week coincided with spike in vehicle accidents, stalls Violent crime decreases in Columbia in 2013 http://kbia.org/post/violent-crime-decreases-columbia-2013 <p></p><p>The Columbia Police Department <a href="http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/Police/Crime/Crime_Statistics.php">released its Uniform Crime Reporting data</a> for 2013. The report shows a violent crime index of 3.76, which means there are 3.76 violent crimes committed per 1,000 people in Columbia. The index hasn’t been this low since 1985. Columbia PD has had to adjust to a shortage of available staff. Public Information officer, Latisha Stroer, says an increase in retirements has played a role.</p><p></p><p>“We’re at the lowest number of officers that we have been since 1993. We’ve had the highest number of retirements last year, we have a large number of officers retiring again this year. Every department nationwide has had problems with recruiting officers, new officers, and people wanting to come into this profession,” Stroer said. Sat, 01 Feb 2014 17:08:39 +0000 Brady Finn 47514 at http://kbia.org Violent crime decreases in Columbia in 2013 Matthes says he won't reinstate former police officer Rob Sanders http://kbia.org/post/matthes-says-he-wont-reinstate-former-police-officer-rob-sanders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Columbia City Manager Mike </span>Matthes<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced he will not reinstate former officer Rob Sanders to the Columbia Police Department. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sanders was fired in 2011 for use of excessive force on an inmate.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Surveillance video released by the police department shows Sanders shoving the inmate into a wall in a holding cell.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 21:38:02 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 45855 at http://kbia.org Matthes says he won't reinstate former police officer Rob Sanders Columbia PD cracks down on jaywalkers http://kbia.org/post/columbia-pd-cracks-down-jaywalkers <p>The Columbia Police Department is cracking down on pedestrian and bicycle violations along Providence Road to increase safety awareness.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:43:49 +0000 Kyle Winker 41450 at http://kbia.org Columbia PD cracks down on jaywalkers Lack of mentors, 'no-snitch' culture contribute to violence in Columbia, say police, community http://kbia.org/post/lack-mentors-no-snitch-culture-contribute-violence-columbia-say-police-community <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Columbia Mayor&#39;s Task Force on Community Violence convened Wednesday evening to investigate community violence with help from the Columbia Police Department.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:12:38 +0000 Angela Pearson & Brittany Rendak 41137 at http://kbia.org Lack of mentors, 'no-snitch' culture contribute to violence in Columbia, say police, community Mayor McDavid backs off police officer property tax proposal after public forum http://kbia.org/post/mayor-mcdavid-backs-police-officer-property-tax-proposal-after-public-forum <p><a href="http://www.kbia.org/post/mcdavid-announces-plan-reduce-crime-columbia">Just over a week after introducing</a> the idea of a new property tax to fund the hire of 35 new police officers in Columbia, Mayor Bob McDavid has decided it's not necessary after all.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:53:24 +0000 Kellie Moore & Ryan Famuliner 38812 at http://kbia.org Mayor McDavid backs off police officer property tax proposal after public forum McDavid announces plan to reduce crime in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/mcdavid-announces-plan-reduce-crime-columbia <p>Speaking before a crowded conference room at City Hall, Columbia Mayor Bob&nbsp;McDavid opened his press this morning conference bluntly.</p><p>"Columbia has too much crime," he said, as a slide behind him read the same. &nbsp;"Nobody here disputes that."</p><p>Crime in Columbia has been a growing concern among residents and government officials – so much so that McDavid has come up with a six-point plan he thinks could lessen violent crime in Columbia.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:08:23 +0000 Casey Morell 38287 at http://kbia.org McDavid announces plan to reduce crime in Columbia CPD: 'Clerical error' misclassifies May shooting http://kbia.org/post/cpd-clerical-error-misclassifies-may-shooting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Columbia police say a clerical error caused the Missouri Highway Patrol to classify an unsolved fatal shooting as a justifiable homicide.</span></p><p>The Columbia Daily Tribune&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/170soCw">reports</a> that a monthly statistical report compiled by the patrol lists a 21-year-old white male as the shooter in the May 19 death of 25-year-old Brandon Coleman.</p><p>Coleman's family and some community leaders have criticized Columbia police for not making an arrest in a case police say remains under investigation.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:53:35 +0000 Associated Press 37685 at http://kbia.org CPD: 'Clerical error' misclassifies May shooting Man shot and killed in McKee Park http://kbia.org/post/man-shot-and-killed-mckee-park <p>Columbia police say a man was killed in a shooting at a city park. The shooting occurred late Sunday at McKee Park in northeast Columbia.</p><p>Police say a man died from gunshot wounds after being taken to a hospital. His name has not been released but police say he was a black male in his late teens or early 20s.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:14:15 +0000 Associated Press 37072 at http://kbia.org Man shot and killed in McKee Park Motorcycle crash in Columbia kills one http://kbia.org/post/motorcycle-crash-columbia-kills-one <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A 29-year old has died following a motorcycle crash in Columbia this weekend. The Columbia Police Department said Brandon E. </span>Bainter<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> lost control of his motorcycle early Sunday morning. He was traveling on Broadway toward Westwood Avenue when he went off the left side of the road. The motorcycle then hit a utility pole.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said excessive speed is believed to be a factor.</span></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:21:46 +0000 Associated Press 36637 at http://kbia.org Motorcycle crash in Columbia kills one Columbia employs iPhone technology for parking violations http://kbia.org/post/columbia-employs-iphone-technology-parking-violations <p>Columbia Public Works is using a new form of technology to enforce parking regulations. The department has started using smart phones to document parking tickets, correspond with other agencies involved in issuing the tickets, and to take photos of the parking violations.</p><p>This technology will replace the currently used devices which use outdated technology and have caused complications in communication. Columbia Parking Supervisor Tanner Morrell says the phones are simplifying the communication between the agencies involved in issuing tickets.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:31:21 +0000 Shay McAlister 36524 at http://kbia.org Columbia employs iPhone technology for parking violations Who's behind the Columbia downtown-shooting video? http://kbia.org/post/whos-behind-columbia-downtown-shooting-video <p>The Columbia Police Department is continuing to investigate a shooting in downtown Columbia Saturday night.&nbsp; Shortly after midnight on Saturday morning, three young men were shot near the intersection of 10<sup>th</sup> Street and Broadway.&nbsp; While the incident has some concerned about the safety of Columbia’s downtown area, a video of the shooting captured by a bystander has sparked a reaction from many residents.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:00:18 +0000 Andrew Nichols 35666 at http://kbia.org Who's behind the Columbia downtown-shooting video? Missouri's racial disparities in traffic stops mirror national trends http://kbia.org/post/missouris-racial-disparities-traffic-stops-mirror-national-trends <p>A new report showing that African-American drivers are more likely to be stopped by police in Missouri is consistent with finding across the United States, according to a researcher that worked on the state report released by Attorney General Chris Koster.&nbsp; The report measures the racial disparity index, &nbsp;a system to measure and compare the frequency that drivers of various ethnicities are stopped and the racial proportion of the population.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:49:08 +0000 Joyu Wang 34970 at http://kbia.org Missouri's racial disparities in traffic stops mirror national trends