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File on deputy shooting of Arkansas teen goes to prosecutors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The results of the investigation into an Arkansas deputy’s fatal shooting of a white teenager during a traffic stop has been handed over to prosecutors.

Lonoke County Prosecutor Chuck Graham said he had received the Arkansas State Police case file on the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Hunter Brittain (pictured) during a June 23 traffic stop.

Graham said he’s sent the file to the state prosecutor coordinator since he’s requested a special prosecutor to handle the case.

Brittain’s shooting by a Lonoke County sheriff’s deputy has drawn the attention of civil rights activists nationally. In his eulogy at Brittain’s funeral last week, Rev. Al Sharpton said the issue of policing is not about Black and white, but right and wrong. (Click here for more this story from the Associated Press.)


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