For Immediate Release
Nov. 8, 2016
A Kansas City, MO, Police Department detention officer has been charged with one count of misdemeanor theft for allegedly taking money from a prisoner, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Aaron L. Godfrey faces one misdemeanor count of Theft/Stealing.*
According to court documents filed today, Godfrey was in charge of inventory of a man who had been placed under arrest and was being processed at South Patrol Division Detention Facility. A review of video showed the defendant conducting a money count and placing bills into his left pocket. He later told police questioning him he stole a $100 bill from the prisoner, although a reported money count by the defendant showed the loss was $1800.00.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $1500.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile: (816) 674-3954
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.