Tuesday, May 26, 2020
TKC MUST READ!!! INSIDER: JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR ATTACKING POLICE PUTS PUBLIC SAFETY AT RISK!!!
We talked about more insight into the confrontation betwixt the Courthouse & the KCPD.
And here it is . . .
KICK-ASS INSIDER WORD OFFERS PERSPECTIVE ON CRITICISMS OF KCPD FROM JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR "MEAN" JEAN PETERS BAKER!!!
TKC READER: Jean Baker's actions put public safety at risk:
"Baker is engaging in a dangerous blame-game with KCPD. She is playing fast and loose with the law as she preens for the media in her attempt to cast herself as the “woke” prosecutor. The fallout for public safety could be enormous if the entire police department comes to believe that Baker is willing to throw them under the bus at the first opportunity to pump her media clicks at their expense.
"This is compounded by the fact that Baker is simply misleading everyone about her need for a so-called “probable cause statement” to do her job. In this particular case, a misdemeanor filing, a probable cause statement was completely NOT NECESSARY as they are needed for FELONIES ONLY. (Rule 22.03). Furthermore, in county’s every day across Missouri, local prosecutors draft and write their own P.C. statements. Baker, and her office, have lazily become accustomed to the local police departments drafting P.C. statements for them as a courtesy, but that does not excuse her from needing to do her damn job.
"Her unwarranted public petulance and posturing on this matter are more than just a media side-show. Baker is gambling the good-will and relationships forged over decades between the two offices: Relationships necessary to protect the public from those that would do us harm. However, Baker would rather focus on her own political interests."
22.03. Felonies - Statement of Probable Cause - Contents
A statement of probable cause must be in writing and shall:
(a) State the name of the defendant or, if not known, designate the defendant by any name or description by which the defendant can be identified with reasonable certainty;
(b) State the date and place of the offense as definitely as can be done;
(c) State the facts that support a finding of probable cause to believe an offense was committed and that the defendant committed it;
(d) If a warrant will be requested, state the facts, if any, that support a finding of reasonable grounds to believe the defendant will not appear upon a summons or the defendant poses a danger to a crime victim, the community, or any other person;
(e) State the facts contained therein are true; and
(f) Be signed and on a form bearing notice that false statements made therein are punishable by law.
(Adopted June 13, 1979, eff. Jan. 1, 1980. Amended June 10, 1980, eff. Jan. 1, 1981; Jan. 28, 2002, eff. Jan. 1, 2003; Dec. 18, 2018, eff. July 1, 2019.)
You decide . . .