A Kansas City police officer has been charged with indecent sexual relations with a witness in two prominent cases in the Metro area.
Kylr Yust is charged with murdering Kara Kopetsky and Jessica Runions. Investigators found the remains of the two victims in the Kas County rural field in 2018.
Yust’s lawyer says that the actions of an officer may prevent her client from obtaining a fair trial.
According to lawyers, new reports recently revealed by Belton Police indicate that a Kansas City police officer has been investigating Kobitsky’s disappearance during his spare time in the past ten years. During an investigation outside the registry, the officer was allegedly having sexual relations with a witness in the case.
Yust’s lawyer, Sharon Torlington, also claimed that a Kansas City officer was in inappropriate contact with other witnesses in the case. She said she was concerned that the investigator, who was identified in court as “Officer Mir”, discussed the case with these witnesses and expressed personal opinions about Yust preventing him from obtaining a fair trial.