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Rookie officer says she meant to stun man but shot him


September 7, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A rookie Kansas police officer charged in a shooting that wounded a man during a confrontation at a seat-belt enforcement site told investigators that she intended to fire her Taser but instead used her firearm, according to an affidavit released Thursday.

The affidavit in the case against Lawrence Officer Brindley Blood said she didn't realize she had shot Akira Lewis until she looked for the Taser wires to see if they had hit their mark and realized there weren't any, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. Blood, who graduated from the police academy just six months...

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