- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker is seeking a special prosecutor for an investigation into allegations that Kansas City Councilman Michael Brooks choked an aide.

Baker said Tuesday a special prosecutor was needed to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest within her office. An assistant county prosecutor, Alissia Canady, is running for Brooks’ 5th District Council seat. Brooks has not yet filed for re-election.

The Kansas City Star reports (https://bit.ly/16sPg4W ) Brooks’ council aide, Tonia Titus, accused Brooks last month of choking her in his office. Brooks has denied the allegation.

Police have turned over a case file to Jackson County for review.

A law firm is conducting a separate investigation for the city.

Presiding Jackson County Circuit Judge Marco Roldan will appoint the special prosecutor.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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