- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The family of a Wichita man killed by police wants $5 million from the city.

Authorities have said that police shot and killed 26-year-old Icarus Randolph on July 4 when he came toward officers with a knife and after a Taser failed to stop him. District Attorney Marc Bennett announced Friday that no charges will be filed against police in Randolph’s death.

The Wichita Eagle (https://bit.ly/1JQIp6g) reports Randolph’s family filed the claim for $5 million on June 2. A claim is required before a lawsuit can be filed.

The newspaper obtained the information under a Kansas Open Records request. The city didn’t release a copy of the claim document, which spells out the family’s position.

Lee Barnett, the lawyer bringing the claim for Randolph’s family, said the family isn’t commenting.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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