10/22/2011

2 Kan. officers cleared in fatal shooting

Police spokeswoman Kristen Veverka said the police department will conduct its own administrative personnel investigation

By Corey Jones
Topeka Capital-Journal

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Shawnee County District Attorney's Office has cleared two Topeka police officers of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting earlier this month of a 44-year-old Topeka man armed with a knife.

District Attorney Chad Taylor in a news release Thursday said the officers "acted lawfully and within their rights."

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