‘Justice was gotten’: KC officer found guilty in 2019 fatal shooting of Black man

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The Kansas City Star

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City police detective was found guilty of manslaughter in the 2019 killing of a Black man who was fatally shot in his own backyard. Jackson County Circuit Court Judge J. Dale Youngs announced his decision Friday afternoon. Eric DeValkenaere, 43, was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the Dec. 3, 2019, shooting of Cameron Lamb. He was convicted of second-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action. As people left the courtroom, family and friends of Lamb hugged and cried. Many cheered. One woman, when she hea…

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