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The FBI has investigated corruption in the KCKPD for decades

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Luke X. Martin
On October 20, 2017, one week after being exonerated of a double murder, Lamonte McIntyre appeared on KCUR's Up To Date. Additional information regarding the handling of his case by Kansas City, Kansas, police and prosecutors continues to be uncovered.

An investigative report by the NPR Midwest Newsroom and KCUR reveals disturbing behavior by Kansas City, Kansas, police officers and detectives — but few were ever punished.

FBI records going back to the 1990s confirm what many residents of Kansas City, Kansas, have been saying for years — that police officers routinely violated the civil rights of those they were sworn to protect.

The records stated that police beat Black people routinely, were said to be involved in the drug trade and ignored the crack cocaine problem in the 1990s.

The investigative team who uncovered these violations explain what set them on this path and how a federal investigation of the KCKPD continues today.

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