Requesting Discovery at Downtown Kansas City and Eastern Jackson County
Beginning January 7, 2019, the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office will begin providing printable discovery material (police reports, written statements, medical records, etc.) to defense counsel electronically via eDiscovery. Once fully implemented, this process will ensure faster delivery of printable discovery material to you free of charge. This is how the process works:
- After requesting discovery from our office, you will receive a no-reply email from “email@example.com” with the defendant’s name and case number in the subject line. We will default to sending this email to the email address you have on file with Case.net. If you prefer the eDiscovery emails go to a member of your support staff instead, please advise our office and we will accommodate you.
- This email will contain one or more links. Clicking on the link will prompt you to open or save the file. Please be sure to download and save the file to your computer. This will allow you to access the discovery material from your computer after the email link has expired.
- It is important to download the material from the links soon after you receive the eDiscovery email. Once sent, the eDiscovery email will remain active for 30 days, after which it will expire. Once you have clicked on a link in an eDiscovery email, the link will expire in 30 days.
- The printable discovery material file will be in PDF format. To view the file, you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. If you do not already have the program, you can go to Adobe to download the program for free.
- Please note that large digital media files like video recordings, audio recordings, photographs, etc., cannot be provided through eDiscovery. Instead, our office will maintain its current practice of burning those large files of discovery to DVDs or CDs which can be retrieved from our office at a cost of $5.00 per disc.
We anticipate this transition will go smoothly. However, some complications may occur. For example, some attorneys may find that the eDiscovery email is delivered to their “SPAM folder” instead of their inbox. This problem should be easy to remedy. If you are unable to correct the problem or if you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us at (816) 881-3555 for assistance.