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Prosecutors recommend 9 years for ex- Kansas City detective


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors are recommending that a former Kansas City police detective be sentenced to nine years in prison for the shooting death of a Black man in 2019.

Eric DeValkenaere, 43, is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in the death of Cameron Lamb. DeValkenaere, who is white, was convicted in November of second-degree involuntary manslaughter in the shooting on Dec. 3, 2019.

Lamb, 26, was shot as he backed his pickup truck into a garage at his home.

In an 11-page sentencing memorandum, prosecutors asked Jackson County Circuit Court Presiding Judge J. Dale Youngs to s...

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