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A growing investigation into KCKPD

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A federal grand jury investigating a controversial former Kansas City, Kansas, police detective has demanded records about other staff and incidents within the police department. Plus, hunting contests have sprung up in Kansas as the state's coyote population grows.

The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department has been the center of a few recent controversies, including the long tenure of Roger Golubski, a former detective accused of abusing Black women and falsifying evidence. KCUR's Peggy Lowe and Midwest Newsroom reporter Steve Vockrodt have discovered that a federal grand jury investigating Golubski has demanded records about other staff and incidents.

The number of coyotes in Kansas has nearly tripled since the 1980s, but around ranches, farms and homes, they’re largely unwelcome. One response? Hunting them, sometimes competitively. As David Condos of the Kansas News Service reports, the resilient canine keeps finding ways to survive, no matter what humans throw at it.

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