Judge: Videos don't clear officers in Topeka suspect's death

 


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that videos from white officers' body cameras do not show conclusively that a black suspect reached for a gun in a pocket of his shorts before Topeka police shot him to death in September 2017.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree said this week that the video footage was "equivocal, at best" in a ruling that allows attorneys for suspect Dominique White's family to question two officers.

White's father filed a civil rights lawsuit in June 2018 on behalf of himself and White's four young children against the city, Officers Michael Cruse and Just...



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