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White Missouri officer convicted in Black man's 2019 death


November 19, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge on Friday convicted a white Kansas City police officer of involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the fatal shooting of a Black man, in a case in which prosecutors said police planted evidence.

Jackson County Judge Dale Youngs issued the bench ruling against Officer Eric DeValkenaere in the death of Cameron Lamb, 26. Lamb was shot while backing into his garage on Dec. 3, 2019, after chasing his girlfriend's convertible in a stolen pickup truck.

Police said in a statement that following the verdict, DeValkenaere has been suspended without pay p...

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