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Group recommends policy changes after Wichita teen’s death


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A task force is recommending dozens of policy changes in response to a Black Wichita teenager’s death while being restrained at a juvenile detention center. The task force was created after 17-year-old Cedric Lofton died in September after being restrained facedown for more than 30 minutes. The Wichita Eagle reports the task force made 57 recommendations for changes in the state foster care system, Sedgwick County 911, the Wichita Police Department and the county’s youth corrections system. The recommendations are not binding, They include an audit of ‘stand your ground’ laws that were cited when officers who restrained Lofton were not charged. 

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