Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker (shown at an event last month) has become more outspoken recently about ramping up transparency in the handling of police use of force. She created a use of force committee in 2012 but now wants to call more attention to it. “The community should know our findings will be detailed in public, in the form of a detailed letter or criminal charges, because, in the end, the community should be given an opportunity to review our decision,” Baker said recently. “This process allows that to happen. We realize we are accountable to the community.” At the Sept. 13 event, she joined Jackson County Executive Frank White and Kansas City Mayor Sly James in discussing the issue of concealed carry.
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker (shown at an event last month) has become more outspoken recently about ramping up transparency in the handling of police use of force. She created a use of force committee in 2012 but now wants to call more attention to it. “The community should know our findings will be detailed in public, in the form of a detailed letter or criminal charges, because, in the end, the community should be given an opportunity to review our decision,” Baker said recently. “This process allows that to happen. We realize we are accountable to the community.” At the Sept. 13 event, she joined Jackson County Executive Frank White and Kansas City Mayor Sly James in discussing the issue of concealed carry. Allison Long along@kcstar.com
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker (shown at an event last month) has become more outspoken recently about ramping up transparency in the handling of police use of force. She created a use of force committee in 2012 but now wants to call more attention to it. “The community should know our findings will be detailed in public, in the form of a detailed letter or criminal charges, because, in the end, the community should be given an opportunity to review our decision,” Baker said recently. “This process allows that to happen. We realize we are accountable to the community.” At the Sept. 13 event, she joined Jackson County Executive Frank White and Kansas City Mayor Sly James in discussing the issue of concealed carry. Allison Long along@kcstar.com

Jackson County prosecutor aims for transparency in officer-involved shooting probes

October 03, 2016 06:00 AM

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