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Lawrence officer wants charges dropped after shooting man

 

November 15, 2018



LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence police officer who shot a man during an arrest is asking that criminal charges against her be dropped.

In a motion filed last week in Douglas County, attorneys for 26-year-old Brindley Blood argued that Blood shot 35-year-old Akira Lewis in self-defense, which makes her immune from prosecution under Kansas law.

Blood was charged with aggravated battery after shooting Lewis in May. Lewis and another officer were fighting when Blood arrived and eventually shot him. Lewis was hospitalized with a gunshot wound in the back.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports B...



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