Pettis County in west-central Missouri has elected a new sheriff who campaigned in part on criticism of the incumbent sheriff's handling of the fatal shooting of a Sedalia woman by a deputy over the summer.

SEDALIA — Pettis County in west-central Missouri has elected a new sheriff who campaigned in part on criticism of the incumbent sheriff's handling of the fatal shooting of a Sedalia woman by a deputy over the summer. 

Brad Anders, a sergeant with the Lee's Summit Police Department, defeated incumbent Sheriff Kevin Bond in Tuesday's election, the Kansas City Star reported.

Anders, who ran unsuccessfully against Bond in 2008, launched his most recent campaign after the fatal shooting of unarmed Hannah Fizer, 25, during a June 13 traffic stop. There was no body or dash camera footage of the shooting, leading Anders question accountability and transparency within the department.

The deputy who shot Fizer told investigators that she told him she had a gun and threatened to shoot him — an account her family and friends have vehemently insisted was not in Fizer's nature. An internal investigation found the deputy had not violated any department policies, and he was reinstated to the job last month after being on paid administrative leave since the shooting.