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Civil rights attorney demands footage in fatal police chase, but city lawyer says none exists

Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Civil rights attorney Ben Crump is demanding that police in a small town in Mississippi release camera footage of a chase that ended in the death of a Black teenager. But the city attorney, Josh Bogen, tells The Associated Press that Leland Police Department does not use cameras. The AP filed a public records request seeking documents about the fatal encounter that occurred March 21, including incident reports, body camera footage and dashcam footage of the police chase of 17-year-old Kadarius Smith and his cousin. Smith’s mother says her son and a cousin were out walking when police chased them.

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