Marc Bennett

Crime and Courts
4:51 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

DA: 2012 Officer Involved Shooting Case Will Remain Open

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.
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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.

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Crime and Courts
5:00 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Hours, Days, Decades: Capital Punishment In And Out Of Kansas

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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.

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Crime and Courts
12:11 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Sedgwick County DA: Reports Of Mail Theft On The Rise

The Sedgwick County district attorney says reports of mail theft are increasing in Wichita.

Marc Bennett said Thursday that thieves are targeting government checks and credit card applications. He says they typically steal during the day.

Wichita police recorded 134 cases of mail theft since January. Sixty of those happened in the past three months.

Bennett says thieves use personal information from stolen mail for identity theft. He suggests residents collect their mail when it's delivered, buy a mailbox lock or rent a post office box.

Crime and Courts
7:23 am
Thu March 7, 2013

A Conversation With Sedgwick County's New DA

Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett says he is busy with administrative duties, but hopes to be in court as often as possible.
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Marc Bennett was elected as Sedgwick County District Attorney in November 2012. He is the first new DA for the county in 24 years. He succeeded Nola Foulston, who had served as DA since 1989.

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