Jones attends national prosecutors’ best practices meeting in Washington, D.C.

Osage County Attorney Brandon Jones, third from left, along with members of the KCDAA Best Practices Committee and visiting Shawnee County assistant district attorneys meet with U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, sixth from left, during a trip to Washington, D.C., for a national meeting of best practices committees.

On Feb. 2-5, 2016, Osage County Attorney Brandon L. Jones attended the National District Attorneys Association Capital Conference, in Washington, D.C., and a national meeting of statewide best practices committees.

In June of 2015, Jones was chosen as one of 14 prosecutors from across the state of Kansas to be a member of the newly formed Kansas County and District Attorney Association’s (KCDAA) Best Practices Committee. The committee was formed to establish best practices for prosecutors and law enforcement officers across the state. The committee is working on issues such as videotaping of police interrogations, eyewitness identification procedures, electronic discovery, and ethics. 

In October 2015, Jones was elected to the board of directors of the KCDAA by the membership of organization, comprised of prosecutors from across the state. The board is responsible for leading the KCDAA and advocating for legislation that is beneficial to prosecutors and law enforcement on both the state and federal levels.

Last month, Jones traveled to Washington, D.C., with six other Kansas prosecutors who were members of the KCDAA board of directors or best practices committee to attend meetings with prosecutors from around the nation, as well as to meet with all four members of the Kansas delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts.

Jones and the other Kansas prosecutors spoke with the Kansas delegation about federal issues that are important to local prosecutors and law enforcement. Jones also had the chance to hear presentations from U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, and District Attorney George Brauchler, of Aurora, Colo., who prosecuted the Aurora movie theater shooting case, as well as other presenters.

The Kansas prosecutors also met with statewide best practices committees from across the nation to discuss what other states are doing, and to get ideas on what may or may not be best for Kansas prosecutors and law enforcement. Jones and the other members of the KCDAA Best Practices Committee will provide training to all Kansas prosecutors this coming June at the annual KCDAA spring conference, in Manhattan, Kan.

Osage County Attorney Brandon Jones, third from left, along with members of the KCDAA Best Practices Committee and visiting Shawnee County assistant district attorneys meet with U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, sixth from left, during a February trip to Washington, D.C., for a national meeting of statewide best practices committees.

Courtesy photo.

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