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Prosecutor: No charges in death of mentally ill Kansas man


October 4, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — No charges will be filed in the death of a 56-year-old Wichita man who was killed by police last year during an apparent psychotic episode in which he fired 83 rounds from his apartment, the county's top prosecutor said Monday.

Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett told reporters via a Zoom news conference that under the circumstances he could not charge the two officers who fired at Fred Burton. The hours-long standoff that began shortly before 2 a.m. on May 23, 2019, when a neighbor in the apartment complex reported hearing what sounded like explosions and...

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