Special prosecutor sought for Kansas City police shooting
August 25, 2021
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker is asking that a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate the fatal police shooting of a Kansas City man that has been criticized by some area clergy and civil rights activists.
Peters Baker asked in a court filing that an assistant prosecutor from St. Louis County determine if the police shooting of Malcolm Johnson, 31, was justified, The Kansas City Star reported.
Peters Baker said her office's prosecutions of Johnson in prior criminal cases could be seen as a conflict of interest during the shooting investigati...