- Jean Peters BakerJackson County Prosecutor
To implement a Conviction Integrity Unit and a Innocence Commission within the Jackson County Mo. Prosecutors office.
- Jackson County Prosecutor
Jean Peters Baker
We are asking for your full cooperation for the implementation of a Conviction Integrity Unit and a Innocence Commission within your office. This type of unit is desperately needed to correct the wrongful convictions of persons sentenced within your jurisdiction. As our Prosecutor according to your website you stated you we're committed to doing everything in your power to strengthen our community and you we're seeking new ideas on how to communicate with us citizens as our Prosecutor. Well here we are, asking that you stand for what is right and begin to correct the wrongs that happened within your office prior to you becoming the Prosecutor. It is a known fact that one of the previous prosecuting Attorneys Amy McGowan is responsible for several wrongful convictions. She was allowed to misuse her power and abuse her defendants in court which lead to several illegitimate convictions. These wrongly convicted defendants are still in prison some serving life with no parole for crimes they did not commit. We are asking that you own up to your words in which you described yourself as being a tenacious litigator and compassionate advocate for victims of crime. We are asking for you to recognize individuals wrongly convicted and acknowledge them as victims of crime. We are asking that you address the issues of prosecutorial misconduct within your office and implement this type of unit so that in cases in which persons that have a legitimate claims of innocence may have their cases reviewed and re investigated . It is your ethical duty to seek justice in these cases and right the wrongs that have been committed within your office. We are presenting to you the case of Keith Carnes as a module case exemplifying the need for your office to implement a CIU. As a result of public corruption within your office Keith Carnes was wrongly convicted and sentenced to life in prison with no parole for a murder he did not commit.
Praying for your cooperation,
Ms. Latahra Smith
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