Jackson County Resolution Condemns Appeal Of Fmr. KCPD Detective

The courthouse issued this edict today that speaks to their sentiment on controversial legal proceedings. 

As time passes we don't notice much public interest in this case but the KC chattering class seemingly regard this issue as a linchpin for the discussion of policing in Kansas City.

Here are the basics of today's big political move . . .

A resolution was introduced Monday in the legislature, stating that a pardon would set "a dangerous precedent and send a message to local law enforcement that they will not be held accountable for violent criminal acts."

The statement from the Executive . . . 

Jackson County Executive Statement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement regarding Resolution 21405, introduced today by the Jackson County Legislature, which urges Governor Mike Parson to not pardon Eric DeValkenaere:

“I commend the Legislature for lending their collective voices to advocate for fairness, justice and equality in Jackson County. This high-profile case has understandably garnered the attention of many across the country and around the world. I am proud to join with the majority of the County Legislature, and many others, who have asked that the Governor treat the defendant in this case the same as others. This means allowing the judicial system an opportunity to complete the appellate process before considering the possibility of a pardon. Our community deserves peace and healing, which starts when they’re assured equal justice under the law applies to everyone, regardless of who you are.”


Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Jackson County Legislature introduces resolution encouraging governor to not pardon Eric DeValkenaere

Leaders in Jackson County, Missouri, are urging Missouri Governor Mike Parson not to pardon former Kansas City police detective Eric DeValkenaere.

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