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Kansas City airport officer cleared in alleged harassment

July 6, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Investigators have cleared a police officer at Kansas City International Airport after a black man claimed he and his mother were harassed at the airport.

Airport police found the complaint was unsubstantiated after the Missouri State Highway Patrol said its investigation found no “discernible” criminal act by the officer.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/2tmdmN0 ) Michael McGill Jr. filed the complaint after an encounter with police on April 29. He alleged officer Sandy Thompson ordered him against a wall and threatened him by touching his gun three times. His mother was dropping McGill off for a flight at the time.

Thompson denied he ordered McGill against the wall or grabbed his gun. He said he pulled over McGill’s vehicle because it was missing a front license plate.

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

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