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Kansas City officer appeals conviction in shooting death


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Kansas City police detective convicted of shooting and killing a Black man in 2019 is asking that his conviction be overturned or that he be given a new trial. A Jackson County judge convicted Eric DeValkenaere in March of involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the death of Cameron Lamb. His attorneys argue in a brief filed Oct. 27 with the Missouri Court of Appeals that Circuit Judge Dale Youngs’ decision was flawed. They say DeValkenaere, who is white, and his partner had probable cause to be on Lamb’s property and arrest him, and that his death was lawful use of force by a police officer.

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