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Kansas City police investigating failure to report hit-and-run

Saturday, May 9, 2009 | 5:02 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — Kansas City police are investigating why officers failed to file a report in the apparent hit-and-run last month of a homeless man.

Thomas Wasmer IV died Friday, apparently succumbing to injuries from the April 26 incident.

A reporter with The Kansas City Star saw a notice about the death in a church bulletin and asked police about the investigation.

Police said they couldn't find one. Police Sgt. Bill Mahoney reviewed 911 calls and ambulance records and found a note about the accident. But the responding officers never filed a police report or referred the case to the department's vehicular crimes section.

An autopsy on the 39-year-old Wasmer's body was scheduled for Saturday and a full investigation is planned.

 

 


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