Officer Probe Forces Re-Examination Of KCK Cases - KCTV5

Officer Probe Forces Re-Examination Of KCK Cases

The case of four Kansas City police officers who are under investigation for possible misconduct has the Wyandotte County district attorney examining several cases.
The officers involved in the investigation would have been called to testify in court cases that they worked on but now the district attorney has to re-evaluate any cases the officers were involved in.
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"Right now, our biggest thing is to look at cases we have filed and are set for trial if anything that happened affects those trials," said District Attorney Jerry Gorman.
Gorman said he can't talk about the details of the investigation of the four officers who were part of the SWAT team that has been accused of misconduct when they served a search warrant last fall. A complaint filed by a citizen in that case sparked the police chief to launch a deeper review of the officers.
A sting set up by the FBI on Monday led to the arrest of the officers who are now on unpaid leave. The aftermath for the district attorney's office is that now it can't call on the officers to testify in court.
"We are worried about a jury's reaction if they are asked to believe one of these officers," Gorman said.
In the meantime, Gorman said he's waiting for all the facts to come in to determine what charges the officers could face, and whether those charges should come from the federal level.
"The investigation will continue," he said. "There are still some things to be done. No decisions will be made until that's complete."
Gorman said the officers were primarily involved in drug cases and cases involving dangerous suspects.

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