What's going on inside an Overland Park police charity?
Board members of an Overland Park police charity, tasked with assisting the families of fallen officers, used foundation funds to benefit themselves. But it's not clear if they will face any consequences. Plus: How the death of a Kansas City philanthropist turned into the murder trial of the century.
An independent audit found that the former board of the Overland Park Police Officers Foundation disbursed $27,000 to themselves. The money went to vet bills, scholarships, and gift cards to the Great Wolf Lodge.
KCUR's Nomin Ujiyediin spoke with the Shawnee Mission Post's Kaylie McLaughlin about the audit, its findings, and what comes next.
The name Thomas Swope is immortalized in Kansas City. You may have driven on Swope Parkway or walked through Swope Park — which he donated the land for. But it was Swope’s sudden death, and the highly publicized murder trial that followed, that made him a household name across the country.
KCUR's Mackenzie Martin tells the story of a mystery that's remained unsolved for more that 110 years.
Kansas City Today is hosted by Nomin Ujiyediin. It is produced by Trevor Grandin and KCUR Studios, and edited by Gabe Rosenberg and Lisa Rodriguez.
You can support Kansas City Today by becoming a KCUR member: kcur.org/donate