Friday, February 10, 2017

TKC MUST READ!!! JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR 'MEAN JEAN' PETERS BAKER HOPES TO BUILD TRUST AMID OUTCRY OVER POLICE USE OF FORCE POLICY!!!



The weather is already getting warmer and that means another season of police vs. public conflict awaits.

To wit . . .

THE JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR WORKS TO BUILD TRUST BETWIXT POLICE AND COMMUNITY WITH "NEW PROTOCOLS" THAT PROBABLY STILL WON'T SATISFY PROTESTERS!!!



Take a peek, the highlights are mine . . .

New police use of force guidance report recommends investigation independence and detailed protocols

Some of the nation’s leading big-city prosecutors, including Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, have released the first guidance document on how local prosecutors should respond, investigate and report on incidents in which a peace officer uses force.

Among the recommendations are that prosecutors should respond immediately to the scenes of such use-of-force incidents and that prosecutor offices should develop written internal protocols about how to investigate and make charging decisions in such cases.

The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, based in Washington DC, organized the committee’s effort, and Baker served as a co-chair of the committee. During their year-long effort the committee invited not only top prosecutors from around the nation to join, but also critics in cities where they met. This included faith-based community leaders, police, and representatives of multiple activist groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP, as well as other critics of the criminal justice system.

The report, “21st Century Principles of Prosecution: Peace Officer Use of Force Project,” notes that in recent years encounters between police officers and citizens have generated great concern and distrust. “Broadcast real-time on widespread social media platforms, peace officer use of force cases have deepened already fragile racial, social and economic divides in our country, and have aggravated distrust between our officers and the communities they serve,” the report stated.

Baker, who was co-chair of the year-long committee’s effort to draft the report, said she has already taken steps to implement many of the report’s key recommendations, especially fostering more transparency into the process.

“The public trust frays when prosecutors fail to explain how and why decisions were made,” she said. “We must do everything within our legal authority to rebuild this trust and extend fairness to all parties including, including police officers and community members.”

The report details four “pillar” principles that should guide prosecutors in these cases: Respect for human dignity; independent investigation and prosecution decision making; responsible transparency; and procedural fairness and justice.

Amid the national debate regarding police officer use of force cases, some critics have called for special prosecutors to be named to oversee charging decisions. But the APA report recommends that prosecutors demonstrate their independence and responsibilities, rather than handing it to an outside attorney. To do so, the report recommends detailed memorandums of understanding between prosecutors and police agencies, increased community outreach and detailed letters from the prosecutor to the public to reveal the investigation’s findings, evidence and legal analysis of the prosecutor’s review of each officer-involved use of force.

The committee concludes by saying that it expects its efforts will continue and will be revised as new and improved ways are developed to foster trust and to reduce or prevent the number of officer-involved use of force cases.
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Check the link to the APA report:

You decide . . .

23 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Put the criminals in jail.

Is it that hard? They seem to do it in other cities around the nation. It's only KCMO where the murder rate is nearly as high as Chicago that these politicians have such a hard time enforcing the law.

None of these "pillars" is going to help stop crime. The thugs aren't going to respect you for treating them nicely.

Follow the law, lock them up if they try to hurt people or police. All of the other junk doesn't even keep anyone safe or happy. It's a losing cause.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Trump voter snowflake cries bloody murder if he even THINKS his rights are being violated but will gladly cheer when police shoot somebody else.

Trump nation = hypocrites.

Jean For Senate 2018! said...

I'd buy that for a dollar. Looks like Jean is running for higher office. But she seems so nice. Not a nasty woman at all.

Anonymous said...

Did BLM co-sign off on this?

Anonymous said...

Only agree that nothing will stop the protesters until police hand over their badges and guns to the mob. That's their only solution.

Anonymous said...

127 homicides in KCMO in 2016
15 murders the first month and a half in 2017
And the priority is new police use of force protocols?
Doesn't anyone in Jackson County/KCMO have the guts to actually address the problem that continues to empty out east side
neighborhoods and is spreading to other parts of the metro?
What an amazing and never-ending clown show.

Anonymous said...

Much easier to go after the PoPo than actually go after murdering criminals, political BS.

Anonymous said...

Jean Snowflake Peters

Super Dave said...

During their year-long effort

Goes to show how your leaders can waste a whole year which accomplishes nothing in return for the good of the people.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Not to mention the face this shit has been playing over and over again on repeat for six years.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Not to mention the fact sorry

Anonymous said...

"21st Century Principles of Prosecution: Peace Officer Use of Force Project, notes that in recent years encounters between police officers and citizens have generated great concern and distrust".

Bullshit! Nope, don't feel that way at all. People who lie about police use of force and lie about police abuse and the propagation of these lies by blm bowel movement have generated great concern and distrust.

Anonymous said...

Oh hell yeas! Lets waste $150K every time the police have to use reasonable force instead of just backing the officers whose ass is on the line. Fucking libtard shit heels! How about every time some slug assaults and officer he gets 10 years in prison without parole? That should take care of the police abuse problem real fast.

Jeffrey McDonald said...

8:39

+1

I am still dead, in a black on white hate crime that no one cares about, because I was white.

Anonymous said...

Hey can someone call Jean and tell her the liberals lost. Might be a good idea to actually try prosecuting criminals. Turns out people actually support that.

Citizen said...

Interesting. Who in the world is going to want to wear a badge with all this crap to put up with. Good luck staffing the Police Dept.

Anonymous said...

This is yet another terrible thing coming out of the Jackson County Courthouse.

Haggar Jones said...

Maybe there should be incentives to bring jobs to KCMO and reduce the unemployment rate. Maybe there should be training programs offered to fill these jobs with labor that is skilled and will keep their jobs. Maybe there should be some change in curriculum in the schools to adapt to the needs of these students, who may not get the support and encouragement at home to perform to their true abilities. Maybe the police shouldn't be targeting people looking for crime, but should take reported crimes more seriously and work closer with the community. Reactive instead of pro-active will make a big difference in community relations.

Indirectly racist policies of abandonment by businesses, neglect by government and harassment by law enforcement are not obvious to everyone, but are the most damaging to this community. America will never be great again until ALL Americans are great again.

Anonymous said...

KCPD lacks the initiative to fight crime

Anonymous said...

They BEAT my ass a few times in the late 70's early 80's. Deserved some of it a few times. Fuckers made me piss blood for months. I haven't forgot !

Anonymous said...

Dear White woman, we will never trust you no matter what issue you take up. Sincerely, the people.

Anonymous said...

What a crock of shit!

Anonymous said...

Start running gun and drug check points with dogs in the inner city where the crime is. Not DUI check points designed to make money for the city. What is the deaths due to drunk driving vs. gun deaths in Jackson County?