Two years ago, Ryan Stokes was murdered by the Kansas City Police Department after he was falsely accused of stealing an iPhone by a drunk man at the Kansas City Power & Light District. Ryan was unarmed and shot in the back by a KCPD officer. He had no criminal record.
After his death, police and media attempted to drag his good name through the mud in an attempt to justify his murder. KCPD went as far as awarding a medal to the officer who killed Ryan.
It is time to set the record straight and correct the false image of Ryan. He was a father and a hard worker who was deeply committed to his family and his community. This is one in a series of videos that will provide an accurate and complete picture of who Ryan was and the community and family who loved and adored him, and who still grieve his loss.