Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett reads from a press release on Friday afternoon. His office announced the 2012 officer involved shooting case, in which Troy Lanning was killed, will remain open.
Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett gave an update on an officer involved shooting case from 2012.
This much is known: on April 1, 2012 Troy Lanning was shot and killed by Wichita Police Officer Randy Williamson. What remains unknown is whether lethal force was justified. District Attorney Marc Bennett says an investigation conducted by the Wichita Police Department, Kansas Bureau of Investigation and his own office hasn’t produced a clear answer.
The State of Kansas hasn’t executed an inmate since 1965, despite capital punishment being legal in the state and nine men currently sitting on death row. This story takes a look at why that is, as well as the story of Curtis McCarty, an Oklahoma man who was exonerated after spending 21 years in prison, the majority of those years on death row. He spoke about his life in prison at Wichita State University last week.