KCPD Cop Busted for DUI, Assault Makes Court Appearance
LIBERTY, Mo. — A Kansas City Missouri Police officer arrested for driving under the influence and assaulting a law enforcement officer appeared in a Clay County courtroom on Thursday afternoon.
KCPD Officer Megan Laffoon, 29, was pulled over in Clay County by a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper around 3:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Sheriff’s deputies say Laffoon was swerving out of her lane traveling up the curb that separates northbound from southbound traffic.
Missouri Highway Patrol troopers allege that Laffoon failed a series of field sobriety tests and assaulted a trooper and resisted arrest. She now faces four counts, including DUI, lane violation, assault of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.
According to the probable cause statement, Laffoon scratched the arresting officer on the neck with her fingernails and head-butted another officer as they tried to place her under arrest.
The MHP said Laffoon was so belligerent, they called Kansas City, Mo. police for assistance in arresting one of their own.
When she was taken to the Clay County Detention Center, it took seven officers to place Laffoon in a restraint chair, according to the probable cause statement.
Laffoon has been suspended without pay and will remain on suspension until the case is resolved. She was released on Thursday on a $1,000 bond. Her next court appearance is set for March 13.