MUST READ!!! KCPD CHIEF FORTÉ DEFENDS THE RECORD OF JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR MEAN JEAN PETERS BAKER!!!
The prosecution record of Jackson County Prosecutor Mean Jean Peters Baker and her Administration has been under scrutiny as of late.
In reality, the complaints are longstanding and it's just now that Dead Tree Media is starting to pick up the story.
However, today there's an alternative perspective on a growing wave of criticism of the prosecutor's office.
JUST NOW KCPD CHIEF FORTÉ OFFERS THIS DEFENSE OF JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR "MEAN JEAN" PETERS BAKER AND THE RECORD OF HER OFFICE!!!
The numbers are impressive and the Chief seems to be offering a broader perspective on more than a few specific complaints of leniency that have led to outrage from the public . . .
The KCPD Chief's Blog: Jackson County Prosecutor's Office gets justice for victims and families
Here's the most important quote:
KCPD CHIEF: "The Prosecutor’s office works with our detectives and officers on a daily basis to hold accountable those who commit crimes, especially violent crimes. Jackson County sends more killers to prison than any other county in Missouri. From 2009-2013, nearly 200 defendants went to prison for manslaughter and murder. That is far more than even St. Louis.
"And when someone goes to prison for a violent crime in Jackson County, the state’s own sentencing report data shows they go for a longer time than violent offenders in rural and suburban counties."
This vehement defense of the prosecutor's office might be political, in part, but it also signals some underlying support for a prosecutor's office that has clearly fallen out of favor among a great many of the city's power brokers.
Developing . . .