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Meet The Jackson County Prosecutor Looking To Unseat Wyandotte County's District Attorney

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Julie Denesha
KCUR 89.3
The assistant prosecuting attorney in Jackson County, Missouri, is challenging Wyandotte County, Kansas, District Attorney Mark Dupree.

Citing problems with unequal sentencing, Kristiane Bryant aims to unseat the Wyandotte County district attorney. She said his lack of experience, an increase in plea deals, and a decrease in prosecutions of violent crime were reasons a change is needed.

The path to making Wyandotte County safer is to "build relationships within our community," Bryant said. She faces off with District Attorney Mark Dupree in the Aug. 4 Democratic primary election.

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