Kansas City, MO – Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker recused herself from handling the officer-involved shooting of 31-year-old Malcolm Johnson because her office had previously investigated him as the suspect in another shooting.
The case was passed off to St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell’s office, who assigned a special prosecutor to investigate.
Bell is a former defense attorney who ran for office on a reform platform. After being elected, he re-opened the 2014 Michael Brown shooting case, but after a five-month review of all evidence, he ultimately determined that the shooting was justified. The Malcolm Johnson shooting occurred on March 25 inside a gas station convenience store located at 63rd Street and Prospect Avenue, The Kansas City Star reported.
Missouri Highway Patrol (MHP), the agency tasked with investigating the shooting, said Kansas City officers tried to arrest Johnson in connection with a domestic violence shooting but he resisted.Several officers struggled […]
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