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No charges filed in deadly police-involved shooting at Barney Allis Plaza

Posted: 5:43 PM, Feb 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-05 23:43:07Z
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Prosecutors will not file charges against two Kansas City police officers involved in a double fatal shooting at the Barney Allis Plaza in June 2018.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker's office on Tuesday posted a letter online that was sent in January to Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith on the decision not to file charges.

The Use of Force Committee of the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office reviewed the case file.

The shooting occurred on June 14, 2018, at Barney Allis Plaza at West 12th and Wyandotte streets.

The incident began when Timothy Mosley, 33, was told to leave the Marriott Hotel after acting strangely in the lobby and telling the manager, "There are a lot of people here with guns bothering me,'" according to the prosecutor's letter to the police chief.

Mosley went across the street and got into a golf cart that belonged to a Barney Allis Plaza security guard.

Mosley pointed a gun into the guard's side and said, "You gonna do what I ask you to do,'' according to the letter.

He forced the guard to drive up to a man on the Barney Allis Plaza, got out of the cart and began beating the man.

Three officers arrived at the scene, and the two men began wrestling. The officers yelled for the men to show their hands, according to information in the letter.

Mosley pointed a gun at one of the officers, and two officers fired their weapons.

The gunfire killed Mosley and the second man, 34-year-old Robert White.

White was not armed, but the investigation revealed Mosley and White were tangled together when the gun was pointed at the officers.

The investigation also found White was an innocent bystander in the incident but that the officers were not responsible for his death.