Former Kansas City Police Detective Appeal After Deadly Shooting Starts Amid Protest

We start this discussion with background on litigation amid a great deal of political posturing and partisan disputes . . . Check-it . . .

The case became part of a back-and-forth between local officials in Jackson County and statewide officials.

In June, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker issued a public letter to Missouri Gov. Mike Parson about a potential pardon . . . Parson, who called the letter a "political game" from Baker, did not include DeValkenaere in his list of pardons for June and July.

Later in the summer, Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey filed a legal brief arguing for the conviction to be overthrown or a new trial to be granted . . .

Oral arguments begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

About push back scheduled . . . 

"The rally is organized by the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, KC Law Enforcement Accountability Project (LEAP), Decarcerate KC and It’s Time 4 Justice. It will be held at 8 a.m. in front of the Missouri Court of Appeals near 13th and Oak Street in Kansas City, Missouri."

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Missouri Court of Appeals will hold oral arguments Tuesday in Eric DeValkenaere case

The Missouri Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in a former Kansas City Police Department detective's appeal.

Civil Rights groups to protest appeal hearing for former KCPD detective

Kansas City Civil Rights groups plan to protest the appeal hearing of former KCPD detective Eric DeValkenaere.