Friday, September 20, 2013

Former KCK police detective acquitted

KANSAS CITY, KAN. --- A former detective from the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department was acquitted by a Wyandotte County jury this week.

Former detective John Hudson was found non-guilty on all four counts of threatening an officer and police chief.

Background from KCTV 5:
Hudson was president of the Fraternal Order of Police and allegedly upset over Chief Rick Armstrong's involvement in supporting a federal sting operation of SWAT team members stealing during raids.

Hudson's former girlfriend, Angie Patterson, went to police about remarks she said Hudson made to her. She said Hudson said Armstrong and Capt. Greg Lawson, who oversaw the internal affairs division, were "black rats" who would be "eliminated." In addition, Hudson allegedly said he would "start taking them out one by one."