City of Independence, Missouri

Statement from Independence regarding lawsuit filed by Pryor family

Please see below a statement from the City of Independence:

"The men and women of the Independence Police Department are sworn to keep people safe, and when there is a fatality, it weighs heavily on all of us. Any loss of life is tragic. We are aware that a lawsuit has been filed by the family of Tyrea Pryor, but neither the officers nor the City have been served.  

As with any officer-involved shooting, this case was investigated independently by an outside agency in this instance the Missouri State Highway Patrol and then evaluated by the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, which determined that charges would not be sought against the officers. We are constantly working to improve our ability to respond to intense situations and ensure our officers are prepared to provide the services needed during any call they receive."