Saturday, May 16, 2020
JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR MEAN JEAN PETERS BAKER DENOUNCES KCPD STONEWALLING, PO-PO UNION CLAPS BACK WHILST KANSAS CITY HOMICIDES CONTINUE 2020 CORONAVIRUS SPIKE!!!
The transgender woman at the center of this case was gunned down last year in a string of unsolved murders impacting vulnerable urban communities. So, none of the bickering is gonna help her very much.
However . . .
THE GRUDGE MATCH BETWIXT THE JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE AND THE KCPD THREATENS TO UNDERMINE RESPECT FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES WHO CLEARLY CAN'T PLAY NICE TOGETHER!!!
By far, KSHB offers the best journalism on this topic in the metro and their report might be the most important non-plague related story we've seen in 2020 . . . Hare are the basics . . .
KCPD ‘must find another way’ to investigate officers, Jackson County prosecutor says
Prosecutor claims KCPD stonewalls investigations
“I’ve been told that all future probable cause statements may be withheld in officer-involved incidents investigated by your department,” Peters Baker wrote in the letter to KCPD Chief Smith. “By withholding a probable cause statement for an officer-involved incident, you are blocking the prosecutor’s independent review of the facts under the law.”
The response was swift and strong . . .
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 99 President Brad Lemon fired back Friday in a statement that takes exception to “the unjustified misdemeanor charges” filed against Brummett and Prichard, who he called “exemplary officers.”
Lemon accused Peters Baker of “a politically motivated prosecution” and said the Fraternal Order of Police is “astonished that while crime continues to plague our city,” the prosecutor's office “would rather secretly conduct grand jury proceedings to charge officers for doing their jobs.”
“Instead of focusing her efforts on helping officers combat crime that continues to destroy Kansas City families, she seeks to score cheap political points,” Lemon said.
The latest development . . .
Brianna Hill's family reacts to KCPD charges, wants further justice
And again, the transgender woman who endured the rough arrest after throwing around a slew of anti-Asian slurgs was killed in a homicide not too long after the debacle.
Accordingly, neither police, the prosecutor's office nor so many social justice activists & pundits weighing in on this topic seem to be making any progress in reducing the Kansas City murder count.
You decide . . .