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Authorities review reports of white man kicking black boy

January 2, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police have contacted the FBI about a report that a white man kicked a 1-year-old black child in the back at a Wichita grocery store and yelled racial slurs.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the boy’s mother, 29-year-old Lashantai Whitaker, says she talked to an FBI agent Monday. Her son wasn’t seriously hurt. Wichita police confirmed that officers have been in contact with the agency.

Thirty-one-year-old Trace Riff was let out of jail shortly after his Dec. 23 arrest. So far, the case has been referred to municipal court and is being treated as a relatively minor crime. But the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office has said it expects to review the case for possible charges this week.

The NAACP says the case should be prosecuted to the fullest.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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