- Associated Press - Friday, December 22, 2017

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas City Star is suing the suburb of Olathe for body camera footage of the fatal police shooting of a woman.

The lawsuit says police have “refused to discuss” or answer questions about their tactics and decisions leading up to the Aug. 23 shooting of 26-year-old Ciara Howard. The shooting happened after efforts to serve an arrest warrant triggered a standoff. Authorities say that when officers and deputies entered the home several hours later, Howard threatened them with a weapon, and the officers opened fire. No officers or deputies were injured.

Prosecutors determined police were justified in using lethal force but left open questions about police tactics. Witnesses who were outside the house questioned those tactics. Olathe officials have said the footage was part of “closed personnel records.”

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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