For Immediate Release
June 2, 2021
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker released the following statement today regarding videos released today by community members regarding the March 2021 fatal shooting of Malcolm Johnson in Kansas City:
We have received videos from witnesses and community members for our review. We are closely analyzing this information.
A part of our review will be an evaluation of any discrepancies between the original accounting of this event and the actual evidence, including any video evidence. Our job requires us to gather as many facts as we can and to use those facts to determine if charges are appropriate under Missouri law. In order to do that, a full and neutral investigation is necessary. Our duty requires we hold all accountable, no matter their position or power.
We are also evaluating our processes to determine how we might further engage with community to gain these necessary facts.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile : (816) 674-3954