Two charges dropped against KCPD officer who shot a man in 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Charges have been dropped against a Kansas City, Mo. police officer who shot a man in the summer of 2014.
A grand jury indicted Officer Jacob Ramsey this past February for felony assault and armed criminal action in the shooting of Anthony Contreras. The shooting happened on June 24, 2014 in the 6400 block of 15th Terrace when officers responded to a warrant check. Police said Contreras matched the description of a wanted party, and ran when they attempted to make contact with him.
Police said at the time that Officer Ramsey thought Contreras was preparing to shoot him, so he shot his weapon and struck Contreras.
Officer Ramsey was immediately placed on paid administrative leave, and then was placed on unpaid leave when the February indictment was announced. KCPD Chief Darryl Forte says the officer will now return to full duty.
“We respect the judicial process, and we are pleased that process ended in the right outcome in this situation,” Chief Forte said in a statement.
The prosecutor’s office said that an investigation and analysis of evidence revealed its burden of proof could not be met to prosecute Officer Ramsey.