No criminal charges in death of Kansas teen in police custody, coroner had ruled it a homicide

(The AEGIS Alliance) – An attorney in a Kansas district won’t submit criminal charges concerning the death of Cedric Lofton, a teen Black man that died while in police custody, and also pointed out the state’s stand your ground regulation.

17-year-old Lofton died back in September of 2021, 2 days following him getting apprehended and transported to a juvenile detention center in Wichita, where he purportedly attacked corrections staff members and had been restrained as well as held face down for over a half an hour.

The coroner made a ruling that the death was due to “complications of cardiopulmonary arrest sustained after physical struggle while restrained in the prone position” and also classified it as a homicide back in December.

However, Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett revealed on Tuesday that the male officers that restrained and held down Lofton “acted in self-defense” and also “restrained Cedric per policy to protect themselves and to keep Cedric from hurting himself.”

“The (Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center) and (Juvenile Detention Facility) employees acted in self-defense under Kansas law,” Bennett stated in his judgment. “They are immune from prosecution as a result of Kansas’s robust stand your ground law. This conclusion is not a reflection of this office’s approval of what happened to Cedric Lofton on September 24, 2021. This should never have happened.”

No criminal charges in death of Kansas teen in police custody 2
Cedric Lofton (AP Photo)

Lofton’s foster dad phoned 911 to state his boy had a psychological breakdown and also required an assessment, yet the teen declined to go willingly, the autopsy showed. Rather, he was apprehended for assaulting a cop and was transported to the Sedgwick County juvenile detention center.

While detained, Lofton purportedly punched a worker and personnel cuffed him by his ankles, rolled him into a vulnerable position, and cuffed him behind his back. Lofton ceased breathing, then passed away 2 days afterward.

“The cause of death was brought about by the position in which Cedric was held as well as the ongoing struggle which lasted for over thirty minutes largely unabated,” the district attorney’s documents stated.

“The long-lasting struggle while in the face-down position impeded his breathing, which caused the supply of oxygen to his heart to be compromised to the point that his heart stopped.”

Andrew M. Stroth, a legal representative for Lofton’s family members, stated both the postmortem examination and also video recording coming from inside the center, which had never been released publicly, confirm that the young adult had actually been “unjustifiably killed.”

“These officials at the juvenile intake center had an unarmed 17-year-old, 135-pound African-American young man in the prone position for several minutes…and they took his breath away and ultimately killed him,” Andrew M. Stroth stated.

“Cedric Lofton should be alive today and he’s not because of the actions of these officers while in the care and custody of authorities who are supposed to be protecting the safety and welfare of citizens,” Stroth added.

Lofton’s family members intend to “pursue all remedies in the civil courts,” Stroth said, which included employing an independent prosecutor.

Jeffrey Childers – The AEGIS Alliance – This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

The AEGIS Newsletter sends out automatically after 8 articles are published. May also include occasional updates about our YouTube Channel. Signup Form:


Please donate toward raising awareness of important social and humans rights issues that don't show support for politicians. 70% go toward these important projects. Click here to Donate.

  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • Tether
  • Cardano
  • Xrp
  • Polkadot
  • Litecoin
  • Stellar
  • Bitcoin cash
  • Dogecoin
  • Usdcoin
  • Aave
  • Uniswap
  • Wrappedbitcoin
  • Avalanche
  • Eos
  • Cosmos
  • Tezos
  • Synthetix
  • Dash
  • Maker
  • Dai
  • Ethereum classic
  • Zcash
Scan to Donate Bitcoin to 35fJFcE1xQPwt1KujXUrmKn9J8WEnm9BbM

Contribute Bitcoin to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin

Scan to Donate Ethereum to 0x2764fe441CB5EBd9919eDAD4b2Bf70Dc2dC399Da

Contribute Ethereum to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum

Scan to Donate Tether to 0x45Cc83e693b2a7a3a94153F6aFb49FFE0C05ADbf

Contribute Tether to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Tether

Scan to Donate Cardano to addr1v9yuvjlj2nztqdk4220wym3ezr07lsczyg99zuvtufj0w3g8s0j7l

Contribute Cardano to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Cardano

Scan to Donate Xrp to rw2ciyaNshpHe7bCHo4bRWq6pqqynnWKQg:::ucl:::1891850917

Contribute Xrp to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Xrp

Scan to Donate Polkadot to 12iTjVedqrQhTyAroxwCwg2VUni2Gaehyn1hNrSXpspqT2bG

Contribute Polkadot to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Polkadot

Scan to Donate Litecoin to MKVu1osxKsRSBc7U2NdgdYnyjMPanMUxx9

Contribute Litecoin to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Litecoin

Scan to Donate Chainlink to 0x937A6da1b08A34378fa5fE5624Fad66599e550FA

Contribute Chainlink to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Chainlink

Scan to Donate Stellar to GDQP2KPQGKIHYJGXNUIYOMHARUARCA7DJT5FO2FFOOKY3B2WSQHG4W37:::ucl:::1372392101

Contribute Stellar to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Stellar

Scan to Donate Bitcoin cash to qr9j84dx9736ultjr7ty2dcr5rl27z5m2vx0hjqw57

Contribute Bitcoin cash to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin cash

Scan to Donate Dogecoin to DFc26ArrBZbNnAnbiAJKg2VZ9VQGyuEBMy

Contribute Dogecoin to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Dogecoin

Scan to Donate Usdcoin to 0x0D835EF9e29dDD73C380F0d6E191EABb1ff09948

Contribute Usdcoin to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Usdcoin

Scan to Donate Aave to 0x8B0bCAc87797F076c79875B29b8Bd0B27600E653

Contribute Aave to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Aave

Scan to Donate Uniswap to 0xdc3BCc8Fb024711a1a5EFA9AA03684A5eC7e1E53

Contribute Uniswap to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Uniswap

Scan to Donate Wrappedbitcoin to 0x751EA7C46f2c2300dBB152A8AEa15d3635c28239

Contribute Wrappedbitcoin to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Wrappedbitcoin

Scan to Donate Avalanche to 0x1807946b7946601442Ce1F0E826EDdB0a87eAF4A

Contribute Avalanche to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Avalanche

Scan to Donate Eos to coinbasebase:::ucl:::4148396760

Contribute Eos to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Eos

Scan to Donate Cosmos to cosmos1jzsxgx8q9hcfrqj9rp5zcmwrg036mq3293kmgy

Contribute Cosmos to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Cosmos

Scan to Donate Tezos to tz1iJcMLYSBH3jpMGQnmHMhhyHwYbjPtGxja

Contribute Tezos to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Tezos

Scan to Donate Synthetix to 0xf698dbbeEa1643Ba38E96C36AB6Bb159b243EfF1

Contribute Synthetix to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Synthetix

Scan to Donate Dash to XgCyxihABi2Aj9F9XEcfWuffm24jv7BXx7

Contribute Dash to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Dash

Scan to Donate Maker to 0xE595297c54804A8Ab9D28B6BEaE8883593F687aE

Contribute Maker to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Maker

Scan to Donate Dai to 0x1BB5235FDC23985AFf3DcEfB32de3272BD477669

Contribute Dai to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Dai

Scan to Donate Ethereum classic to 0x445F9E3F78c66A571179f06A478ee6f912c2E3d1

Contribute Ethereum classic to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum classic

Scan to Donate Zcash to t1VzosYBYkWFt4s91GupLZmPQLKPtwk67zq

Contribute Zcash to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Zcash


Leave A Comment

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Please donate toward raising awareness of important social and humans rights issues that don't show support for politicians. 70% go toward these important projects. Click here to Donate.

The AEGIS Newsletter sends out automatically after 8 articles are published. May also include occasional updates about our YouTube Channel. Signup Form:


Signup for The AEGIS Alliance Newsletter!
The newsletter sends out automatically after eight new posts are published. Newsletters may also contain occasional updates about what's new on our YouTube channel.
Submit
You can unsubscribe at any time!
close-link