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White Missouri Police Detective Found Guilty in Fatal Shooting of Black Man

HeadlineNov 22, 2021

In Missouri, a white Kansas City police detective was found guilty Friday of fatally shooting a Black man outside his own home in December of 2019. Eric DeValkenaere was convicted on charges of second-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action for firing two rounds at 26-year-old Cameron Lamb, who was killed as he backed his truck into his garage. At the time, officers had no arrest warrant and no evidence of a crime.

Lee Merritt: “This is momentous. This is historic. And it means something. … This is going to mean something when you go back to Georgia. It’s going to mean something for Ahmaud Arbery. It’s going to mean something for Atatiana Jefferson. It’s going to mean something for Botham Jean. It’s going to mean something for so many families that have been impacted, Jemel Roberson in Chicago, Ronald Greene in Illinois. These instances of justice in our system are far too rare.”

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