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Crime
5:25 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Columbia leaders consider curfew following spate of shootings

Columbia residents pack the seats in City Hall for the Crime Prevention News Conference on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
Credit Rickelle Pimentel / KBIA

Columbia's police chief is calling for a teen curfew after a recent spate of shootings that has city leaders and many residents on edge. Chief Ken Burton says he will develop a formal proposal for City Council consideration within the next month. Burton spoke today at a City Hall news conference along with Columbia's mayor and five council members.

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Crime
11:30 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Columbia Police Department names Deputy Chief finalists

From left: Administrative Support Captain Dianne Bernhard, Internal Affairs Lieutenant Shelley Jones and Public Relations Unit Sergeant Jill Schlude.
Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police Department says even though it conducted a nationwide search to find the new Deputy Chief of Police, the three finalists for the job are all officers currently with the department.

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Crime
9:25 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Mo. police, union investigate misconduct claim

Columbia Police and union officials are looking into claims that topless waitresses participated in a recent union fundraiser.

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PM Newscasts
5:45 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Newscast for May 24, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newscast, including:

  • The announcement that the University of Missouri Press is closing
  • "FASTCAT" is the new bus line in Columbia that will run between the MU campus and downtown Columbia
  • The Columbia Fraternal Order of Police continues to call for the removal of Chief Ken Burton
  • The Missouri Council of the blind wants a Columbia chapter
Politics
4:20 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

FOP still pushing for removal of Chief Burton

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton
KBIA file photo

Columbia Police policies have changed but a police union is still calling for bolder action.

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Police Review
2:34 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Report says Columbia Police Department environment is "approaching toxicity"

Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes has announced plans to implement 14 recommendations made in a report highly critical of the Columbia Police Department. The report outlines problems within CPD, saying the department's reputation in the community has been steadily dropping.

"The community has lowered the report card of the police department from a B to a D over the past six years," said City Manager Mike Matthes.

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PM Newscasts
6:36 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

KBIA Newscast for January 4, 2012

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Regional news form the KBIA newsroom, including:

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Politics
5:41 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

City conducts review of police department

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The city of Columbia is spending $45,000 to conduct an outside review of its police department. This comes after a year in which the department has seen a host of issues, including the firing of officer Rob Sanders, as well as dueling local groups focusing on Chief Ken Burton.

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