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Attorney: Deadly force unnecessary in Kansas man's shooting


December 29, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas police officers who fatally shot a black man earlier this year did not need to use deadly force, a lawyer for his family said Thursday, disputing authorities' account of him reaching toward a gun in one of his pockets just before the officers fired.

Attorney Gillian Cassell-Stiga said in an interview that Dominique White's family believes his constitutional rights were violated when the two Topeka officers shot him Sept. 28 near a park. She said police body camera footage showed that the 30-year-old White was not an immediate threat to the officers after they re...

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