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Former Cape Girardeau police officer, Jason McDonald was indicted by a federal grand jury in Cape Girardeau for possession of child pornography. McDonald worked for the Cape Girardeau Police Department for five years before resigning in August of 2014.

According to the department’s public information officer Sgt. Adam Glueck, the department became aware of the of the federal investigation after McDonald’s resignation.

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Dec 6, 2016

 We're talking about domestic violence and sexual assault, with Molly Wilhelm, the Education and Community Impact Coordinator at Safe House for Women. The conversation of sexual assault has started back up on college campuses, as a result of high profile incidents like the Brock Turner case, where the former Stanford swimmer sexually assaulted an unconscious woman. Recently, Southeast Missouri State University and KRCU hosted a forum for students and the community to talk more about this issue.

Courtesy of Molly Wilhelm

We're talking about domestic violence and sexual assault, with Molly Wilhelm, the Education and Community Impact Coordinator at Safe House for Women. The conversation of sexual assault has started back up on college campuses, as a result of high profile incidents like the Brock Turner case, where the former Stanford swimmer sexually assaulted an unconscious woman. Recently, Southeast Missouri State University and KRCU hosted a forum for students and the community to talk more about this issue.

Courtesy of Jacob King

Sparked by the shooting deaths of African American men by police officers, emerged both the “Black Lives Matter” and “Blue Lives Matter” movements. Both movements triggered a national conversation on the state of policing and race in America. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with the Dr. Raleigh Blasdell, an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Southeast to talk about it.

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Oct 14, 2016

Today on KRCU’s Going Public, we’re talking about race and policing in America with Dr. Raleigh Blasdell, an assistant professor of criminal justice and sociology at Southeast Missouri State University. We’ll talk about the recent event ‘Community Policing: The Intersection of Black and Blue Lives Matter’ and the value of open dialogue between law enforcement and the community. We’ll also talk about what research says about racial bias in our current system of law enforcement, and how the Cape Girardeau Police Department fits into this national conversation.

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