The Jackson County Prosecutor faces one of the toughest decisions of her career.
At the outset of this month ministers claimed that video footage offered evidence of an "execution" by Kansas City police. That claim was widely disputed via social media and most local journalists rejected the assertion that wasn't shown by the video offered.
Nevertheless . . . The media blast sparked a wave of news coverage and ultimately Jackson County Prosecutor "Mean Jean" Peters Baker offered a statement on her approach to the controversy . . .
A part of our review will be an evaluation of any discrepancies between the original accounting of this event and the actual evidence, including any video evidence. Our job requires us to gather as many facts as we can and to use those facts to determine if charges are appropriate under Missouri law. In order to do that, a full and neutral investigation is necessary. Our duty requires we hold all accountable, no matter their position or power.
Accordingly . . .
NOW THAT THE FATE OF THE CASE IS UNDER HER CONTROL: WHAT SHOULD SHE DO?!?
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol says it has handed over its investigation into the deadly police shooting of Malcolm Johnson to prosecutors for review. Johnson was shot and killed by Kansas City police on March 25 inside a BP gas station at 63rd Street and Prospect Avenue.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol has sent its investigation into the fatal police shooting of Malcolm Johnson to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office for review of any possible criminal charges. The case file for the death of the 31-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, man was sent last week, according to an MSHP spokesperson.
You decide . . .