BEAST (August 19, 2022)


On Friday, two KCPD officers fired their service weapon at a woman who told officers she was pregnant, according to an eyewitness. The woman was struck multiple times. Media outlets identified her as 26-year-old Leonna Hale but police haven’t said whom officers shot.

A gun was recovered at the scene, law enforcement officials said. Investigators haven’t made clear if the injured woman possessed a weapon — an important detail that needs immediate clarity.

The woman wasn’t a threat to anyone, an eyewitness told me. She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The woman was with a man sitting in a vehicle reported stolen during an armed carjacking Friday evening in Kansas City, Kansas, law enforcement officials said. Were the two even suspects in the alleged car theft? On Monday, no one was in police custody for the alleged crime, according to a spokesperson for the Missouri State Highway Patrol, which is investigating the incident. Kansas City police have not identified the officers involved. Why are their names important? In recent years, multiple officers with the department have used deadly or excessive force in the line of duty. Some are repeat offenders and still have their jobs.

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