Homeless Camp Shut Down by KCPD

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A well established camp of Kansas City homeless people was put on notice on Wednesday. Officers went to the camp which is located near 13th & Summit and let people know they'd have to move out.

A metro agency stepped in to help out. Hope Faith Ministries executive director Desiree Monize broke the news to one of the campers that he had 48 hours to gather his valuables and leave. Monize says it's usually an emotional time because the camp is their home.

Officers told FOX 4 they've gotten complains about assaults and trash in the area. Police say when they came out about a week ago, the realized the extent of the camps and that's when the city decided the hillside residents need to leave. Officers say people who reside at the camp have until late Friday night to move their belongings.

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