County Cooperating With Jail Investigation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Jackson County official says jail administrators are cooperating with an investigation that led to contraband smuggling charges against two corrections officers, an inmate and a fourth person.

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. said in a statement that it’s a priority to “operate a safe and secure jail.” He says those who break the rules must be held accountable “if we want to make forward progress.” One of the corrections officers is no longer a county employee, while the other is on unpaid leave.

Charges against the four suspects were unsealed Monday after their arrest and an hourslong search of the Jackson County Detention Center. The search began after thoroughly 200 law enforcers from several agencies were bussed to the jail.

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