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Santa Stash 2017

Kansas prosecutor clears officer over 2015 shooting incident

Associated Press - April 2, 2017 8:34 am

The last of five defendants in the death of a Pittsburg State University student has been sentenced.

Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett has cleared a Wichita police officer of wrongdoing in the 2015 fatal shooting that began with a traffic stop.

The announcement Friday comes in the shooting of 26-year-old Nicholas Garner in Wichita.

KWCH-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2oInslY) that after struggling with the officer for control of the vehicle, Garner drove in circles around Sam’s Club gas pumps. Garner hit the officer’s parked patrol car and another parked car while dragging the officer. He then tried to drive into the wrong way into traffic, hitting another car head-on.

The district attorney’s report says that’s when the officer gathered himself and shot three times, killing Garner.

A Crown Royal whiskey bag was found at the scene filled with methamphetamine.

Larry Elmquist

April 2, 2017 at 12:58 pm

In our little community of Lindsborg we are fortunate to have installed radios in our police cars. This allows an offer to call for backup in situations similar to that described in the situation involving Nicholas Garner. I don’t know how many lives the Lindsborg Police radios have saved, but I would encourage Wichta to add this equipment to their squad cars.

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