Factfinder 12 is revisiting a Wichita cold case as the one year mark since Abram Galvan was shot dead after attending a wedding. Wichita police say the Factfinder 12 investigation that aired in August of 2021 sparked dozens of tips, now they’re looking for the tip that solves the case.
Eyewitness News sat down with two of the highest ranking officers with the Wichita Police Department about what’s going on concerning city officials' handling of an investigation into inappropriate internal text messages between WPD officers and Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies.
The City of Wichita will hold a briefing Thursday morning to discuss findings from a committee that looked into how 12 Wichita police officers who shared discriminatory images and text conversations, and made light of the use of force by officers were disciplined.
Each month Factfinder 12 works with police and features a cold case in hopes of bringing much needed new information to police and much needed closure to the loved ones left behind. For April 2022, Factfinder 12 looks at two cases. Each very different, both very cold.
cting Wichita Police Department Chief Lem Moore,is addressing an investigation into a text message group in which Sedgwick County Sheriff’s deputies and WPD officers shared messages “that contained texts with sexist, homophobic and/or racist content.”
Shot inside a van full of people he knew and then dumped in the street, 17 year old Diego Benítez didn’t live long enough to say who shot him. Diego’s mother believes there are plenty of people who can.
Kansas lawmakers were thinking of homeowners facing down burglars and people attacked on the street when they wrote a “stand your ground” law more than a decade ago, not police officers, jail guards or government employees.
The Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office detailed its efforts in reviewing the case of a teen’s in-custody death from September, including a timeline in which a decision on possible criminal charges could be made.
There are questions about a forensic pathologist who once worked for the Sedgwick County Forensic Science Center. While there, he conducted hundreds of autopsies for murders, suicides...even testifying as an expert witness in homicide cases. Factfinder 12 investigator Alex Flippin looked into the doctor’s records, finding inconsistencies about where he said he worked and when he said worked there...raising questions about his education and training. Those questions were presented to the State of Kansas to find out if it saw the same inconsistencies and, if so, why the state then granted the doctor a license.
The attorney for a Black man who was run over by a Kansas deputy in an encounter caught on dashcam video says he was shocked to learn the deputy is now employed as a master sergeant at the Hutchinson prison.
Accusations of time theft spark an investigation into leadership within the Salina Fire Department, and our own Factfinder 12 investigation reveals it could have cost taxpayers into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. It also found that the city was made aware of the accusations nearly two years ago...and the men accused of the crimes have not so much as been placed on leave.
Shot dead by a complete stranger after celebrating a wedding, and now the case has gone cold. In our continued partnership with Wichita Police, Factfinder 12 looks into the shooting death of Abram Galvan and the never before seen video that detectives believe will crack the case.