Former inmate fighting for justice after alleged assault inside Jackson County Jail

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brandon Cooper was in the Jackson County Detention Center for DUI and drug possession when he was allegedly attacked by eight other inmates.

Cooper says he, "Got hit in the back of the head. I turned around. I squared up because I didn't know what was going on. Next thing I know, they're flooding in the cell and just start beating the shit out of me. There's no other way to put it."

That was June 9, 2016. 

"When they were stomping my head into the ground multiple times I was like no way this is how I'm going to die. Like, surely I'm not going to die like this," Cooper said.

The sheriff's office report of the incident says Cooper pressed the master control button for assistance but, "At no point did any members of the Jackson County Detention Center come by to check the Pod after the button was pressed."

Eight different inmates attacked him for 90 minutes according to that report. The entire thing was caught on video that 41 Action News has tried to obtain for months.

Jackson County officials tell us the case is, "definitely still under investigation," but no charges have been filed and the statute of limitations for the assault expired after one year.

Sheriff Mike Sharp said, "If there was contraband used in regard to the assault, there could be possible charges pending there."

A padlock in a sock is listed in the report as a weapon used during the alleged assault. Sharp says his office has tried to get in touch with Cooper but hasn't heard back. Cooper tells us he never received those calls.

Now he's hoping for some kind of resolution.

Cooper said, "I'd like anything to happen really. I don't want it to just get swept under the table and forgotten because it messed me up a little bit, you know?"

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