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KC-MO Police Ignore Pregnant Woman's Pleas

By Sylvia Maria Gross


Kansas City, MO – Two Kansas City Missouri police officers are off the job this week. Police Chief James Corwin ordered their suspension with pay, while the department investigates whether the officers mistreated a pregnant woman during a traffic stop last year. The department released a videotape of the incident on Tuesday. The tape shows a woman begging the two officers to take her to the hospital because she was bleeding. The officers took her to jail instead. The woman miscarried the next day. This all happened last February, but police didn't launch an investigation until the woman filed suit last week.

KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross recaps the story and speaks to retired law enforcement officer Raul Guerrero, who now teaches cultural competence to future police officers at Blue River Community College.

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