No charges in police shooting of Black man in Kansas City
March 3, 2021
LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City police officer who shot and killed a Black man last year will not be charged in the death, the Jackson County prosecutor announced.
Donnie Sanders, 47, was shot in an alley on March 12, 2020. The officer, whose name has not been released, told investigators that he thought Sanders was pointing a gun at him. Sanders had a cellphone in his pocket but was not armed, investigators said.
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said in a news release Monday that two witnesses corroborated the officer's account; One said Sanders appeared to have a gun and an...