Holding police accountable, and advocating for victims of police violence since 2021

KCLEAP is a proud Recipient of Empower Missouri's Emerging Advocates of the Year Award

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What We Do

Kansas City Law Enforcement Accountability Project (KCLEAP) is a community-based investigating and victim advocacy agency focused on local police violence, law enforcement accountability and victim/family support. Since 2021, KCLEAP has investigated multiple shootings and non-lethal use of force cases, and worked to support those victims and their families in multiple capacities. We DO NOT work with the police. All witnesses can remain anonymous, and we do not identify witnesses without their permission. Community trust is paramount, and all members/volunteers must sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Why We Exist

Since 1998, the Kansas City Police Department has killed over 150 people. Only a single officer has been held accountable. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is the investigating agency, but how do we trust cops to investigate themselves? Because of the lack of accountability, our community does not trust the process. It's up to us to build community trust to get justice for victims of police violence.


Tell Governor Parson not to pardon a killer cop

October 28, 2023

On December 3rd, 2019 KCPD Officer Eric DeValkenaere shot and killed Cameron Lamb, an unarmed Black man in his own backyard. Despite him being found

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Press Conference and Rally at hearing for killer cop

September 2, 2023

KCLEAP will be holding a press conference and rally Tuesday morning, 09-05-23 at 8AM, at 1300 Oak Street, KCMO. This will be before the appellate

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KCPD settlement with Mack Nelson

July 17, 2023

Mack Nelson, a client of The Kansas City Law Enforcement Accountability Project (KCLEAP), has won a settlement from the Kansas City police department of $500,000

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Police Brutality

November 11, 2022

On August 7th, 2022, while monitoring the scene of the most recent shooting by KCPD, members of the Kansas City Law Enforcement Accountability Project (KCLEAP)

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PO Neal Guilty Plea

October 27, 2022

While we are pleased that Sergeant  Matthew Neal is pleading guilty, we do not agree with the sentence of probation. According to the facts and

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