Thursday, November 23, 2017
Jackson County Jail Guard Savagely Attacked By Inmate & Fights For Life On Thanksgiving
The ongoing Courthouse human rights crisis continues this Thanksgiving and presents a continuing clear & present danger to guards and other inmates.
This is just the latest in a litany of jail trouble amid an FBI raid earlier this year along with millions in an upcoming bond issue directed toward repairing the damage.
In response to the assault, Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement:
“Our corrections officers are dedicated, hard-working professionals, who have the difficult job of ensuring the safety and welfare of inmates. They are an important component of our criminal justice system. I admire the work they do to keep our community safe and they deserve to be treated with respect. As I’ve stated numerous times, the safety and security of our corrections officers will always be of utmost importance.
My administration and I take these assaults very seriously. Such violent behavior by inmates toward our corrections officers will not be tolerated. It is our hope that the person responsible for this assault will be held accountable and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the corrections officer who was injured in this assault. We are fully committed to supporting the corrections officer and his family throughout this difficult process.”
Here's the roundup . . .
Fox4: A Jackson County correctional officer is fighting for his life after a vicious attack inside the jail late Wednesday night.
KMBC: Police say videotape of the assault shows the suspect beating the guard for eight minutes, using several items including a plastic cone. Investigators say the guard was unconscious for part of the attack.
KCUR: The suspect was arrested in April by Kansas City police and charged with operating a vehicle in a careless manner and resisting arrest, according to online court records.
Developing . . .