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DA: Death of Kansas teen in custody not necessarily criminal


December 29, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor who will decide whether to charge employees of a juvenile center over a Black teen's death said Wednesday that an autopsy's finding that the death was a homicide doesn't necessarily mean the employees committed any crimes.

The statement from District Attorney Marc Bennett in Sedgwick County, home to the state's largest city of Wichita, came after attorneys for the family of 17-year-old Cedric Lofton described his death as "unjustified." They said Wednesday that they expect Bennett to file criminal charges based on the autopsy and video from a Sept....

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