Hoping for swifter prosecutions and better quality of life in some Jackson County neighborhoods, prosecutors will create a list of targets.
Looking to build better relationships and finding ways to strategically focus the efforts and budget of her office, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters- Baker is sending teams of prosecutors into crime plagued communities to identify.
She says that would be done a neighborhood order of protection be issued by a court. But she assures it will take more than finger –pointing and hear say to get a person listed as a “red target”. She says they don’t have that power, nor do they want it. She says the force will be using the court process so that everything is transparent.
Ray Read of affiliate KCMO contributed to this report.