Jean Peters Baker

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker official portrait, standing in front of courthouse
Jackson County Prosecutor's Office
Bill Grady
October 03, 2019 - 6:43 am
Kansas City, MO - The Jackson County prosecutor’s office is hanging out the “help wanted" sign. Jean Peters Baker says it is time for a more proactive approach in preventing violent crime, instead of dealing with its aftermath. She decided to invest in a crime strategy unit. "This will enable us to...
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Bill Grady
September 19, 2019 - 7:32 am
Kansas City, MO - An independent audit of Jackson County’s COMBAT program shows millions of dollars has been misspent. The funds are meant for fighting violent crime and drug addiction, but in one outlay from 2016 to 2018, more than $2.2 million was spent on doors at the county jail. COMBAT...
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KMBZ News Staff
October 24, 2018 - 2:55 pm
Independence, MO - The Jackson County Prosecutor announced a charge of robbery for the 17-year-old who was seen on video holding a gun to the head of another teen. Alexander A. Schrader was charged with Robbery 1st Degree, a Class A felony in Missouri, according to prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. The...
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Kara Marxer
June 05, 2018 - 4:14 am
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker is continuing her push for county legislators to take action to fix problems at the jail. A grand jury's report has found that the jail is overcrowded, understaffed and plagued with unsafe living conditions. Inmates charged with serious crimes have been...
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Marc LaVoie
May 30, 2018 - 5:27 am
Tuesday's sudden announcement by Gov. Eric Greitens that he is leaving office Friday left many people wondering what is next for investigations into allegations against him. The announcement came after Greitens' legal team met with the office of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner. A...
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KMBZ News Staff
May 21, 2018 - 5:46 pm
Jefferson City, MO - A judge has appointed the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office as the special prosecutor who will decide whether to refile an invasion-of-privacy case against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. "I directed my staff that we will go about our review of this case as we review any case. It...
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Bill Grady
May 15, 2018 - 5:38 am
The scathing grand jury report on the Jackson County Detention Center is still making waves. Issued late in the business day Friday, the 72-page report addressed jail overcrowding, understaffing and poor management of funds. The facility was found to be filthy, with a crumbling infrastructure. KMBZ...
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KMBZ News Staff
May 11, 2018 - 4:42 pm
Kansas City, MO - A grand jury has returned with a detailed 71-page review of the conditions, policies and practices at the Jackson County Detention Center - and it doesn't paint a good image. The grand jury writes in its report that it has concern for the safety and security of the corrections...
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April 11, 2018 - 12:40 pm
Kansas City, MO - The Jackson County Prosecutor has filed a murder charge against David Jungerman, 80, of Raytown for the shooting death of attorney Thomas Pickert on the front walk of his Brookside home on October 25, 2017. Read the charging documents Jungerman was under scrutiny after the...
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Jackson Co Prosecutor
March 28, 2018 - 12:26 pm
Kansas City, MO - The Jackson County Prosecutor announced a new program today to aid the victims of crime. The program - Caring for Crime Survivors - will place a special emphasis on gun violence victims, according to prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, and look to build better relations between law...
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