From Kansas City police:
On August 30, 2005 a multi-agency task force conducted a warrant sweep at Englewood Apartments, 5432 NW Waukomis Drive KCMO.. The agencies involved included: Kansas City, MO P.D., Missouri State Highway Patrol, Platte County Sheriff's Department, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development - Office of Inspector General, the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Missouri Department of Social Services - Division of Legal Services, Independence Police Dept., Blue Springs Police Dept., Lee's Summit Police Dept., Gladstone Police Dept, Liberty Police Dept., the Platte County Prosecutor's Office, the U.S. Attorney's Office, and Metropolitan Patrol Security.
This sweep was conducted based on complaints from residents and management, from calls to the state welfare fraud hotline, and from information obtained during police calls for service. The management has been fully cooperative and works with the KCPD as they are attempting to obtain certification in the Crime Free Multi-Housing program.
HUD's Inspector General Kenneth M. Donohue, Sr. commended the work of the participating agencies saying, "This initiative has directly impacted the safety and security of families living in public and assisted housing, and is a result of cooperation between HUD-OIG and our law enforcement partners."
HUD-OIG is also proud to announce its new Sexual Offender Initiative. This program is an effort to identify, apprehend and assess the housing eligibility status of fugitive felons and sex offenders living in HUD funded public and assisted housing. The HUD-OIG Sex Offender Initiative promotes safety and security in public and assisted housing as required by federal law. Title 42 of the U.S. Code explicitly denies federal funds to, and declares the ineligibility of, dangerous sex offenders for admission to federally assisted housing.
The existence of a significant number of sex offenders in public and assisted housing was brought to light by a recent analysis of HUD-OIG Hotline complaints over the past several months. These complaints prompted IG Donohue to instruct HUD-OIG Regional Special Agents in Charge to aggressively pursue sex offenders who may live in public or assisted housing.