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‘Officers and deputies immune from prosecution under Kansas law,’ Sedgwick County DA weighs in on 2019 officer-involved shooting – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-02-23 16:29:42 –

Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) – Sedgwick County District Attorney Mark Bennett held a press conference via Zoom on Tuesday afternoon to talk about the shootings involving officers on Memorial Day 2019. The death of 49-year-old Robert Sabutter.

Bennett said he had completed a review of the use of the deadly force that resulted in the death of Sabutter on May 27, 1945 at S. Glen in Wichita.

Sedgwick County DA Mark Bennett

Bennett said: “Investigation revealed that Mr. Sabutter fired multiple times inside and outside the house, neighbors contacted 911, and law enforcement officers were dispatched. When police and lawmakers arrived, he he He continued to shoot his pistols from the front door of his residence. One police officer, Sergeant. (Executive 12) Returned the fire, but had no effect. Mr. Sabutter later took the gun to the street. Ignoring verbal orders to rush in and drop the gun, I ran north of the house. Officers initially fired because of concerns that heavy rains could result in poor visibility and exposure to each other’s crossfire. There wasn’t.

Police officers followed Mr. Sabutter on foot. When they verbally ordered him to drop his weapon, Mr. Sabutter instead raised his pistol to the police officer who responded by shooting. At first, Mr. Sabutter appeared to have landed on the ground, but returned to the run. Police officers reported that he had pointed his weapons at the police officers again, some of whom shot and killed Mr. Sabutter at about the same time. Two law enforcement officers reported hearing Mr. Sabutter repeatedly screaming the phrase “shoot me.”

The district attorney concluded that: “Under these circumstances, officers and agents are not subject to prosecution under Kansas law. Based on Kansas law and the facts of the case, I will not file criminal charges against officers and lawmakers. I conclude. “

To read the entire report from the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office, click here.

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