Board discusses unique perspectives of police interaction

The Citizens' Police Review Board got a lesson on Wednesday night in how different perceptions among citizens and police officers can lead to misunderstandings.

Black drivers stopped at increasing rates, attorney general report finds


A yearly analysis of statewide traffic stops shows that black drivers are far more likely to be stopped by officers than white or Hispanic drivers. This disparity has risen almost every year since 2001, when Missouri began publishing these reports.

Missouri Attorney General Koster to release police traffic stop report

The report, which will be released Tuesday, uses data from the state's more than 700 law enforcement agencies.

Columbia man arrested for warrants, methamphetamine possession, creation

A Columbia man was arrested on methamphetamine charges  Friday in the 700 block of Business Loop 70, according to a news release.

Columbia man arrested after aiming loaded rifle at family

Authorities said that Jimmy Behrle was drunk when he called the police, later resulting in his arrest.

Shots fired at Tiger Village Apartments

A 19-year-old man was shot in the foot, but he has been treated and released from a hospital.

Another Columbia church is the victim of a scam

Local churches are urged to be cautious with a scam after the Columbia Police Department received a second report. 

Warrant issued for suspect in stabbing

Columbia police issued a warrant for 21-year-old Chaquana Townsend yesterday in connection with a Monday night stabbing.

Columbia woman accused of trying to run over boyfriend twice

A Columbia woman aiming for her boyfriend crashed into a tree and another vehicle Sunday afternoon, police said.

Woman stabbed outside mother's home in Columbia

A woman who was attacked while walking home from her mother's house Sunday afternoon was treated for multiple lacerations at University Hospital.

Prosecutors ask for second extension in Ferguson case

The attorney general's office requested another extension to review Ryan Ferguson's appeal. Ferguson was convicted for the 2001 murder of Kent Heitholt.

Columbia police make three arrests for May burglaries and car thefts

Police arrested three suspects Monday in connection with a string of burglaries and auto thefts in May.

Man with head injuries found walking near intersection

An injured man, 23, was found by Boone County Sheriff's deputies around Tuesday 3 a.m. near the intersection of Gregory Drive and Oakland Gravel Road.

Violent crimes increase in Columbia from 2008 to 2009

Despite a national drop in violent crimes, Columbia saw an increase in aggravated assaults and forcible rapes between 2008 and 2009, according to an FBI report.

New group meets to promote police accountability, community improvement

CoMo Citizens, a newly formed group in Columbia, aims to open dialog and cooperation with the police department to help prevent further incidents like the Feb. 11 SWAT raid.

MU graduate copes with effects of sexual assault

J. woke up with no memory of the night before and a condom wrapper next to her bed. It was the beginning of a months-long ordeal that has no end in sight.

Columbia hit-and-run victim in 'good condition'

A pedestrian, struck by an unidentified vehicle Saturday night near Henderson Road on U.S. 40, described as being in "good condition."

Columbia police's internal investigation finds no wrongdoing by SWAT officers

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton said the officers involved in the Feb. 11 incident acted appropriately and announced more changes to department policy.

DWI patrol results in six arrests

Four sheriff's department deputies patrolled from 11 p.m. Saturday until 3 a.m. Sunday. The patrol was funded by a grant through Partners and Prevention at MU.

Car crashes into house on Bethel Church Road

A 21-year-old Columbia woman was arrested on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, resisting a lawful detention and careless and imprudent driving involving an accident.