Ms. Bergeron told me that the felony was not assigned to the case by Mr. Howe himself but an attorney in the office. 2101 East Kansas City Road Olathe, Kansas 66061 Phone: (913) 715-6800 Fax: (913) 791-1753 [email protected] Navigation. The general election race in Johnson County between challenger Zach Thomas and District Attorney Steve Howe might turn on whether voters agree with Thomas that Howe, who hasn’t faced an opponent since 2008, has grown complacent. I reached out to Mr. Howe’s office and spoke to Kristi Bergeron, the Johnson County District Attorney’s Public Information Officer. Today, Shawn Stewart tackles one of the most frustrating situations on the docket for a decision here in the metro. - Wanderer, a WordPress Theme by Many of us have watched those videos repeatedly. Having watched the critical moment of the arrest of Darrien Richmond from multiple body cam and cell phone angles, the situation seemed unnerving, even for an observer who wasn’t there. He reached his hand out to his wife who was screaming his name and reaching for him. And the car is, you know.

The baseline was set.

Voters can lookup a sample ballot via the Johnson County Election Office here. Many of us have watched those videos repeatedly. It was unclear why he thought the Miller Dream’s second march in the same neighborhood in as many weeks was a threat to property or neighbors of an adjacent city. He is certainly an unlikely candidate for a mugshot. Having watched the critical moment of the arrest of Darrien Richmond from multiple body cam and cell phone angles, the situation seemed unnerving, even for an observer who wasn’t there. Get the latest from The Pitch delivered directly to your inbox. Why were the police here in riot gear this time? He spoke of the people who lived in the area of the protest as “neighbors” but told the group, with no visible indication of irony that he lived on the west side of Olathe. He had no idea of credible threats from neighbors who viewed his group as “terrorists”, or a “threat to neighbors and their property.” He was not expecting a riot gear reaction. It was unclear why he thought the Miller Dream’s second march in the same neighborhood in as many weeks was a threat to property or neighbors of an adjacent city. Protest leaders on the bullhorns. That was not at all surprising.

She couldn’t offer much since the trial is pending. The bodycam videos. His convictions just put him in a chaotic situation on the night of July 24th. He is certainly an unlikely candidate for a mugshot. The fear was not the protesters themselves.”, The city and its police department were receiving phone calls and emails. “We treat all cases the same,” she said. We’re no longer in the heat of the moment. Yeah, so there’s that. How did it come to this anyway? The intentions were divulged and agreed upon, with a request being made by the officer to ensure the march did not involve the obstruction of main roads, like Quivira. The message was consistent, “They want(ed) the police to control the situation, but if they can’t, we’re going to take care of it.”, A young man showed up to speak at the first Overland Park Public Safety Committee meeting following the march. Best of KC 2020: Rachel Gonzalez is an overflowing fountain of hope, Missouri lawmakers will be going on a "masks optional" bus tour of the state as COVID-19 cases soar, Jackson County Democrats release statement on Republican Committee's reprehensible remarks, Report: Scarcity of Black detectives within KCPD creates systemic justice issues. The Johnson County District Attorney is a contested race with two candidates: Republican incumbent Steve Howe and Democrat Zach Thomas. It was unclear why he called protestors who had peacefully marched there before as well as having marched in Kansas City, Leawood, and Prairie Village without incident, “terrorists”. Steve graduated from Washburn University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Criminal Justice and Political Science in 1985. What do we think true justice looks like?
Steve Howe is a native Kansan, growing up in Salina. He reached his hand out to his wife who was screaming his name and reaching for him. Mr. Paschal did not respond to questions I posed via Instant Messenger regarding his statements. This was the setting to which police responded that evening. Walking the streets had been fine. Shortly after graduation, he entered Washburn Law School with a goal of becoming a prosecutor.
The fear was not the protesters themselves.” Steve is a native Kansan, growing up in Salina.