Lawrence officer-involved shooting investigation complete

June 10, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Lawrence has been turned over to prosecutors.

The Kansas City Star reports that the investigation, conducted by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, made no conclusions about whether a Lawrence police officer’s shooting of a man during a traffic stop broke any laws. That decision will rest with the Douglas County District Attorney.

The shooting happened May 29 when a man was pulled over in downtown Lawrence for a suspected seat belt violation.

Police say the man was uncooperative, refused orders to get out of his vehicle and then began hitting the officer who pulled him over. Police say that’s when a second officer shot the man.

The man was treated at a hospital and is expected to recover.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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