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Court OKs conviction of ex-cop who fatally shot black man


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appellate court has upheld a white former police officer's conviction on a misdemeanor weapons charge related to the fatal off-duty shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend.

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Thursday rejected former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler's appeal of a reckless-conduct-with-a-firearm conviction. A jury found Kepler guilty on that charge in the first of four trials involving the case.

He was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced in 2017 to 15 years in prison following three trials in which juries deadlocked. An appeal on that...

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