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Kansas newspaper raided, shut down by police had investigated chief who came from KCPD

Posted on AllSides August 14th, 2023
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The Kansas Reflector

A small-town Kansas newspaper was investigating the background of a local public official before it was shut down by a police raid Friday, according to the newspaper’s publisher. The public official in question? The recently hired police chief, Gideon Cody, who had just left the Kansas City Police Department as a captain after 24 years. Cody was the same police official who led the raid on the offices of the Marion County Record, backed by Marion’s entire five-officer police force, along with two sheriff’s deputies. 

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