Donnie Sanders investigation
Sanders was killed by Newton on March 12, 2020 in Kansas City Missouri. The unarmed 47 year old Sanders was shot multiple times. He died from his wounds the next day. The Missouri Highway Patrol was asked to investigate on October 13, 2020 as an outside agency. The request was made by the Jackson County prosecutor's office after receiving the completed KCPD report. “We’ve made clear, whenever we needed to, that the police department shouldn’t investigate itself, especially in fatal officer-involved shootings,” Michael Mansur, a spokesman for the Jackson County prosecutor office said in October. “So when they submitted this case to us, we immediately asked highway patrol to look at this investigation and review it.”
At a March 1, 2021 press conference, the family asked to see the detailed report and for justice for Donnie Sanders. “I want Newton charged.” said Mark Sanders, Donnie’s uncle. When asked if he thinks he will see this happen, Sanders said, “Probably won’t. Same thing over and over.”
The Jackson County prosecutor’s office is holding a virtual public forum today at 6 pm local time about use of force incidents involving the Kansas City, Missouri police department and their investigations.