Police Department

Suspect Charged in Assault of Police Officer

Independence Police Department

223 N. Memorial Drive

Independence, MO 64050-3013

Public Information Office

Officer Tom Gentry

(816) 325-7258


News Release


For immediate release:  April 6, 2015


 Suspect Charged in Assault of Police Officer


Edwin L. Richardson, 29 yrs, Independence, MO, was arraigned on April 6, in the 16th Judicial Court, Jackson County Missouri on two charges. They are Assault/Attempted Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Class B Felony, and Deadly Weapon or Dangerous Instrument/Physical Injury – 2nd Degree, Class D Felony.

Richardson’s bond was set at $30,000 10% or secured. Please contact Mike Mansur at the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office for any further information.


Edwin L. Richardson