Published May 03, 2016
Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a Missouri police officer who was indicted in the nonfatal shooting of a suspect during an arrest last summer.
The Jackson County prosecutor's office announced the decision to drop the case against 31-year-old Jacob Ramsey in a news release late Friday. Ramsey was indicted in February on charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal action in the June 24 shooting of 37-year-old Anthony Contreras. Police had gone to Contreras' home to serve an arrest warrant.
His family and friends insisted at the time that he was unarmed.
However, the prosecutor's office says that upon further investigation, the evidence no longer supported the pursuit of those charges.
Police Chief Darryl Forté said in a statement that the "right outcome" was reached.