Busloads of FBI agents, local officers raid Jackson County Jail

Feds also searched the facility in Feb. 2016

Marc LaVoie
June 26, 2017 - 9:21 am

KMBC Channel 9 News


For the second time in 17 months federal officials took part in a raid of the Jackson County Jail. 

Close to 200 officers dressed in tactical gear took part in the operation early Monday.

"This was led by FBI, but supported by our sheriff's department, KCPD and the Department of Corrections, so it was a very well-coordinated plan," said Jean Peters Baker, Jackson County Prosecutor, in an interview on Kansas City's Morning News. 

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Officers collected evidence for what they called an ongoing investigation. They did not specify what they were looking for. 

FBI agents also took part in a raid at the jail in February of 2016. Their focus then was contraband, including illegal drugs and cell phones.

"The majority of the employees of that jail do a fine job, but there are who don't," Baker said. "We wanted to make sure we know who those people are, and made sure that they were escorted to the door, and that we take another look at them." 


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