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Decades of corruption in the KCKPD

For decades, the FBI has been looking into police misconduct in the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department. Even though the department routinely violated the civil rights of residents they were sworn to protect, there have been been few attempts at reforms.

News surfaced in October about a federal investigationinto allegations of corruption at the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department. That probe reportedly looks at just one former detective: now-retired detective Roger Golubski, who's been accused of putting an innocent man in jail and terrorizing Black women.

But KCUR learned that the FBI has been looking into police misconduct in Kansas City, Kansas, for decades. One retired agent even said it was unusual to find so many of these allegations, on so many officers, within a small department.

Reporters Peggy Lowe and Steve Vockrodt found FBI documents that show routine misconduct by the department and little political will to correct it.

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