Friday, July 21, 2017
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDER: JACKSON COUNTY JAIL INMATE DEAD AT TRUMAN MED!!!
We're still sorting out the deets of this report but it's too important not to put on blast early this morning . . .
TKC FIRST WORD: AN INMATE HAS DIED IN JACKSON COUNTY JAIL CUSTODY!!!
The death happened early this morning after midnight according to our blog community. UPDATE: The inmate is now "dead at Truman" and was in custody of jail officials at the time of his demise.
The fallout so far as things get worse for the County . . .
This latest development makes thing a lot worse for EXEC Frank White who is NOW FIGHTING WITH THE LEGISLATURE IN OPEN SESSION.
A quote on the Courthouse fight and political angle of this mess from insiders:
"The chaos continues to unfold at the county, at the July 10th meeting of the Legislature -- Dan Tarwater went on the record and seemed to imply that the situation at the jail is out of control, and Exec Frank White is seen by insiders as SO INCOMPETENT that he cant be trusted to fix anything . . . It's unprecedented that Tarwater proposed the county sheriff TAKE OVER THE JAIL FROM FRANK!!!"
It wasn't just Dan Tarwater but also fellow Democratic legislators Scott Burnett and Crystal Williams who are piling on . . .
Meanwhile, Exec Frank White's callous dismissal of the jail crisis as "old news" won't hold up given the recent spate of lawsuits and today's tragedy.
Developing . . .