Former KCPD Detective Denied Again Amid Support For Mean Jean

Kansas City moves closer to the culmination of a deadly police shooting controversy that has worsened racial and partisan divisions across the region.

For us, here's the crux of the debate going forward . . .


Yes, that might be obvious to some, it was recently noted by Guv Parson but we notice voters & local media are easily confused about complicated legal arguments. 

The greatest example . . .

There has NEVER been any legal ruling about KCPD planting a gun or tampering with evidence. Instead, that's a dangerous theory promoted by progressive activists and a smallish subset of local legal eagles. 

From our vantage . . . The is focal point of the case and how it is viewed by differing factions offers an indication or bias, politicking and/or careful consideration. 

Meanwhile . . . 

There's also denying that supporters of the former KCPD detective confront an uphill battle, the odds of their success are getting worse as progressive thought leaders look to bolster the actions of Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker . . . Which brings us to today's latest setback . . .  

On Tuesday, the appellate court overruled DeValkenaere’s rehearing motion and denied his application for transfer to the Missouri Supreme Court, ending proceedings at the appellate level.

The Missouri Court of Appeals also overruled and denied a similar motion the Missouri Attorney General’s Office filed on DeValkenaere’s behalf . . .

DeValkenaere’s attorneys have until Dec. 6 to appeal directly to the Missouri Supreme Court by filing an application for transfer.

UPDATE . . . 

Jackson County Prosecutor's statement regarding Missouri Appeals Court decision

"Today, the Western District Court of Appeals denied all pending motions that challenged the courts affirming the manslaughter conviction of a Kansas City police officer. The ruling today validates again the prosecution of this matter.

"Today's decision is based on the rule of law in Missouri and focuses on the merits of this conviction. Others will view these rulings through a political lens. For that, I have no comment."


Read more via links . . . 

Appeals court overrules DeValkenaere's rehearing motion, denies transfer to Missouri Supreme Court

The Missouri Supreme Court is now Eric DeValkenaere's last hope for overturning his double-felony conviction after the appeals court denied his rehearing motion on Tuesday.

A jailed ex-KC cop is a problem for Mike Parson. Blaming the prosecutor won't solve it * Missouri Independent

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson clearly doesn't know what to do about Eric DeValkenaere, the former KC cop convicted of killing a Black man.

Attorney: Don't blame Jean Peters Baker for politicizing 'highly unusual' DeValkenaere case, Gov. Parson

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson accused Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Jean Peters Baker of politicizing the case against the convicted KCPD officer Eric DeValkenaere.

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