Des Moines Community Leaders Hosting Event to Bring Awareness to Effects of Recent Gun Violence 1

DES MOINES, Iowa– In response to recent shootings, a group of concerned Des Moines citizens is holding an event this weekend to stop gun violence.  Event Coordinator, Kourtney Perry, said the purpose of Guns Down Gloves Up is to bring awareness to what it’s like to be impacted by gunContinue Reading

Activist Group Questions the Selection of Des Moines De-Escalation Officer 3

DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines activist group calls on the Des Moines Police Department and the City Manager to replace the officer leading the department’s de-escalation training. The Iowa Citizens for Community Improvements said Officer Michael Fong was suspended in 2007 for striking a person while they wereContinue Reading

DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police say a five-hour standoff this weekend could have been deadly with the wrong approach, but a key position within the department helped bring a non-violent resolution. A terrified Des Moines resident called police at 2:30 a.m. Sunday. “The whole thing started with aContinue Reading

DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man is suing the city and police after allegedly being racially profiled for the second time. Jared Clinton has filed a lawsuit in which he claims police illegally stopped and searched his car last October. Clinton says his civil and constitutional rights wereContinue Reading

DES MOINES, Iowa — Multiple law enforcement agencies worked together early Wednesday morning on a large-scale operation around the Des Moines metro in connection with a nearly year-long criminal investigation. A statement from Sgt. Paul Parizek says the DMPD, United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and IowaContinue Reading

DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man was arrested Wednesday night after police say he pulled over a car and claimed to be a police officer. Fifty-four-year-old Dewey Moraine is charged with two counts of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon and one count of impersonating a public officialContinue Reading

Police Investigating After Man Shot in Woodland Heights Neighborhood 5

DES MOINES, Iowa – Police in Des Moines are investigating after a man was found with a gunshot wound early Friday morning in the Woodland Heights neighborhood. Officers were called to the 3000 block of Center Street around 4:30 a.m. on a report of a shooting. When they arrived, theyContinue Reading

Attempted Murder Charges Filed in Weekend Des Moines Shooting 7

DES MOINES, Iowa – A weekend shooting landed two Des Moines men in jail on multiple charges including attempted murder.   Des Moines Police say that on Saturday night, people in two separate cars reported being shot at in the area of SE 14th and Maury. Police did find evidence ofContinue Reading