The Examiner examiner.net 13 Jan, 2021 13:00 am

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker homicide assault robbery sexual assault violent crime

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker homicide assault robbery sexual assault violent crime
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said violent crimes are cleared more often in Eastern Jackson County, an indication perhaps of better rapport between law enforcement and citizens.

Baker said the number of non-fatal shootings with some kind of the injury – referred to as “bullet-to-skin” – was “well over” 600 in Kansas City, with a 19 percent clearance rate, according to the prosecutor’s office.“Those are really shocking numbers,” Baker said, “so, it’s a tremendous rate of people that don’t get to see justice.” “We can debate about why that is,” Baker said, “but it’s a waste of energy (to just assign blame), and it’s something we’ve got to fix.“When you look at Eastern Jack, they don’t experience the same kind of increase,” Baker said.

Baker said she believes that shows greater community cooperation with law enforcement.It’s about a trust in the law enforcement system,” Baker said.

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