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Kansas officer fired for violating policy in deadly shooting


January 28, 2018

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas police officer who fatally shot a man in an SUV outside the man's home six months ago has been fired for violating department policy in the shooting, a police chief said Monday.

Leavenworth Police Chief Patrick Kitchens said in an email that Officer Matthew Harrington was terminated Friday for violating the department's use of deadly force policy in the shooting that killed 47-year-old Antonio Garcia Jr. Prosecutors are still reviewing the case.

"It was my conclusion the use of deadly force was unreasonable," Kitchens said.

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