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Pregnant Kansas City woman arrested by police attends rally


October 9, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A nine-months-pregnant Black woman whose arrest by a Kansas City police officer sparked outrage and an occupation of City Hall grounds was so overcome with emotion Thursday that she was unable to address a rally to demand police reform.

Deja Stallings ended up on the ground with an officer's knee in her back during the Sept. 30 arrest that was captured on video. Civil rights organizations and others have camped out at City Hall since and have vowed not to leave until the officers involved and Police Chief Rick Smith are fired.

The protesters also want the city to r...

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