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Topeka police chief pledges more transparency after shooting


September 16, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police are working to be more responsive and accessible to the public after the shooting death of a black man by two officers last year, according to the city's police chief.

Police Chief Bill Cochran told the Topeka Capital-Journal that the department would now handle the aftermath of an officer-involved shooting differently compared to the case of Dominique White. The 30-year-old was shot by officers Michael Cruse and Justin Mackey on Sept. 28, 2017, after a struggle near a Topeka park.

The officers were responding to a report of gunfire and confronted White,...

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