Holding Amy McGowen, and all Prosecutors, Accountable
With the release this week of another wrongfully convicted man we look at the issue of Prosecutorial Misconduct, in particular that of Amy McGowen former Jackson County Prosecutor who nows works in the Douglass County, KS Prosecutor’s office. Ms McGowan not only withheld evidence in the case of this latest overturned conviction there are a number of other cases of hers out of Jackson County that show indications of misconduct.
Today’s Host is Latahra Smith of the KC Freedom Project. She is joined by Ester Holzendorf of Consolidated Social Work Services and Sankofa for KC, Beverly Livingston of Mothers of Incarcerated Sons and Daughters and by phone Sahj Kaya of Free Ma People, oh, and you as we will open the phone lines for your comments and personal stories.
Our panel will discuss prosecutorial misconduct in Jackson County, MO, the types of misconduct that have occurred and how we as citizens can hold these public servants accountable for their misdeeds.
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Do You Want to hold Amy McGowan Accountable?
Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel –
3327 American Ave
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Office – 573-635-7400
Fax – 573-635-2240
The File A Complaint page –
Some other resources –
Registry of Prosecutorial Misconduct
National Registry of Exonerations
Center On Wrongful Convictions
JoJ Calendar of Events Week of August 19th
Survivors Unite is uniting families who have lost a loved one to violent crime. They understand that grief is experienced in different stages and help families heal and learn to properly release their emotions. Survivors United meets every third Monday of the month and will meet Monday August 19th, 7pm at Margaret’s Place, 7217 Troost, KCMO.
The Kansas City Chapter of Missouri Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants will have their monthly meeting Monday, August 19th, 6:30pm at the Chestnut Avenue Family Resource Center, 3811 Chestnut Ave, KCMO. MO CURE advocates for the human rights of prisoners in Missouri prisons and jails as well as those who have returned to society, by lobbying state and local government, direct contact with corrections officials and a quarterly newsletter sent to supporters and prisoners.
The KC chapter of Mothers in Charge, Healing Support Group will be meeting Thursday, August 22nd from 5-7 PM at the Robert J Mohart Multipurpose Center, Suite 124 W, 3200 Wayne Ave, KCMO. This group is for people who have lost loved ones to murder and violence. The first hour will be sharing of experiences and in the second hour therapists and others who can who can help navigate the emotional and legal terrain will be available. For more information you can find them on the web at www.kcmothersincharge.org or call them at 816-912-2601.
The East 23rd St PAC Neighborhood will be holding their 2019 Family Day, Saturday August 26th 11 AM – 3 PM in Ashland Square Park, 2300 Elmwood, KCMO. You can join them for food, rides, entertainment and more. Bring something to sit on and help them commemorate 16 years of counteracting violence in their community. For information contact Rachel Riley at 816-405-0195 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org