2 KCMO agents accused of assault left the department
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two Kansas City, Missouri, police officers charged with assault left the department last month.
Matthew Brummett’s last day of work at KCPD was December 16th.
Charles Prichards’ last day with the department was December 27.
Brummett, 38, and Prichard, 49, were each indicted in July 2020 by a Jackson County grand jury on one charge of assault.
The two officers were charged with causing bodily harm to Bryan Hill, also known as Breona Hill, during an arrest on May 24, 2019, outside Beauty Essence, Barber and Beauty Store at 1319 Brush Creek Boulevard, according to a Jackson County press release. Prosecutor’s office at the time of the indictment for felony.
Hill had argued with someone and called 911.
She also asked the store owner to call 911, used slurs and cursed the store owner, according to the press release.
The store owner called 911 and demanded that Hill be removed from the store.
Officers said Hill resisted arrest, was taken to the ground and taken to a police department patrol station.
Video shot on a cell phone by a passing motorist revealed a different scenario, the statement said.
Cell phone video shows Hill prone with Brummett and Prichard kneeling on chest, ribs and upper back, the press release said.
Brummett also allegedly slammed Hill’s face twice on the concrete and assaulted her further.
Hill was shot dead in October 2019 at a Kansas City, Missouri, home in an incident unrelated to the assault.
The indictments sparked a swift and furious reaction when the charges turned into crimes.
“We have received reports that the Jackson County District Attorney has referred the Breona Hill case to the grand jury this afternoon and has stepped up the charges against two KCPD agents of assault and assault,” said President Brad Lemon, in the Fraternal Order of the Police. a statement after the felony indictments. “As we said in May, we support these officers.
“The incident with Hill occurred in October 2019 and was under investigation at that time. We do not believe there has been any new evidence in this case since she was brought up. brought to the grand jury in May. It’s another example of political lawsuits and abuse of power by the Jackson County District Attorney trying to resurrect a failing career on the backs of the good men and women of the KCPD. “
Former officers Brummett and Prichard are scheduled to appear in Jackson County court on July 25.
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