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Ex-Kansas City officer remains free amid manslaughter appeal


February 23, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Kansas City detective convicted of fatally shooting a Black man will remain free on bond while his conviction is appealed, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Jackson County Circuit Court Presiding Judge J. Dale Youngs ruled that Eric DeValkenaere, who is white, can stay out of prison during the appeal of his conviction for second-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the death of 26-year-old Cameron Lamb.

DeValkenaere's attorney, Molly Hastings argued at an earlier hearing that he should be allowed to remain out of prison during his appeals beca...

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