Friday, May 15, 2020
TWO KCPD OFFICERS CHARGED WITH EXCESSIVE FORCE FOR ARREST OF TRANSGENDER LADY AMID STOREFRONT DISPUTE & ALLEGED ANTI-ASIAN SLURS!!!
Community push back targets KCPD as video of this rough arrest has led to serious allegations.
A Jackson County grand jury has indicted 37-year-old Officer Matthew Brummett and 47-year-old Officer Charles Prichard.
They both now face charges of fourth-degree assault for recklessly causing physical pain to Breona Hill when arresting her outside a Kansas City beauty supply store on May 24, 2019.
Court documents say the two officers slammed her face against a concrete sidewalk, kneed her in the face, torso and ribs and forced her arms over her head while she was handcuffed.
Before Hill’s arrest outside Beauty Essence, Barber and Beauty Supply Store on Brush Creek Boulevard, the jury foreman’s statement says Hill was involved in some form of dispute with an unknown third party.
Lost in the mix of this story is just a bit of context . . .
KCTV5: "The woman was inside the store shouting racial slurs offensive to Asian people . . . And refused to leave."
Another notable quote:
In a statement, Jean Peters Baker said her office presented the case before the Grand Jury after KCPD investigators declined to provide the prosecutor's office a probable cause statement.
“This case is particularly disappointing that my office was prevented from filing the charge independent of a Grand Jury,” Baker said in a release. “Several years ago, my office shifted our policy so we only engaged the grand jury on cases where a credibility determination must be made. This policy change was in the interest of greater transparency because state law shrouds grand jury proceedings in secrecy.”
Check the links:
Fox4: Two Kansas City police officers indicted for excessive force arrest of transgender woman
KCTV5: Two Kansas City police officers have been indicted in connection with an excessive force case that stemmed from the arrest of a transgender person on May 24, 2019.
KSHB: Two Kansas City, Missouri, police officers are facing misdemeanor assault charges following an excessive force investigation.
You decide . . .