No charges to be filed in case involving commissioner

Commissioner Ann Brandau Murguia

No charges will be filed in a domestic case involving Unified Government Commissioner Ann Brandau Murguia, according to the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s spokesman.

The case was investigated and it was determined no charges would be filed, the spokesman confirmed on Monday.

On Feb. 16, police were called in a dispute between the commissioner and a long-time friend, according to information the commissioner posted on her social media page shortly after the incident.

The commissioner posted a news release from her attorneys on her social media page within the past week about no charges being filed. She thanked others for their support, and stated on the page that she does not intend to make any further public comment.

Today, Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree released this statement on the case:

“The District Attorney’s Office has reviewed all of the evidence and subsequently determined that no criminal charges could ethically be filed in this matter, given information revealed by further investigation by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.

“In order to charge a case, this office has to believe that there is evidence that proves a crime has been committed beyond a reasonable doubt. No such evidence exists in this matter, as additional injuries and inconsistent statements came to light in the days following the arrest.

“No person will get any more or less justice than any other under this administration. This follows the evidence and the evidence determines the filing of charges in all matters. The evidence does not support the filing of charges in this matter.”

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