New Prosecutor on Cop Case

Cole County Prosecutor now taking over Rob Sander's case

POSTED: 03:49 PM CST Jan 27, 2013    UPDATED: 05:09 AM CST Feb 15, 2013 

There are new developments in the case of a former Columbia Police officer who was fired for excessive force. Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson has been named special prosecutor in the case of former cop Rob Sanders. You may remember Sanders was fired last year after he was charged with misdemeanor assault for an incident caught on jail video. Former Special Prosecutor Mike Fusselman withdrew earlier this month citing a conflict of interest. Sanders' next court date is February 7th.