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Lawrence man shot by police given 1 year of probation


August 23, 2019

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence man who was shot by police after a traffic stop has been sentenced to a year of probation.

Akira Lewis pleaded no contest Thursday to battery of a law enforcement officer. He will be required to take anger management courses.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports Lewis was stopped in May 2018 for a seat belt violation. Police video shows Lewis refusing to provide his license and demanding that a supervisor be called. When officer Ian McCann tried to physically remove Lewis from the car, Lewis began hitting McCann. Another officer, Brindley Blood, shot Lewis....

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