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Posted on: March 23, 2023

Jackson County Prosecutor's Statement regarding Independence OIS

Immediate Release
March 17, 2023


Statement regarding Indepedence Officer-Involved Shooting, March 11, 2022


The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office released today a letter sent to the family of Tyrea Pryor and Independence Police Chief Adam Dustman, detailing our findings in this case. We also will forward this case to federal authorities for their separate review.  

Some citizens have questioned why we did not present this officer-involved shooting to a Jackson County grand jury. Our policy created in consultation with the community is to use a grand jury only when witnesses' credibility is in question. That was not found under these facts. Using a grand jury will also restrict how much our office can share publicly about testimony and evidence. We prefer to use as open a process as possible.

See attached letter. 

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile : (816) 674-3954
www.jacksoncountyprosecutor.com
mmansur@jacksongov.org

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