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Police Made Good on Threat to Kill,|Says Family of Late Teen-Ager

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CN) - The day after Kansas City police detectives released an 18-year-old man from custody and told him that "they were going to kill him when they find him next time," the cops did it, shooting him 20 times in the basement of his home without provocation, the late Anthony Champion's family claims in Jackson County Court.

The family says, "The killing of Anthony Champion was a vendetta for the police officers' belief that Anthony Champion tried to run over a fellow police officer with a vehicle on [sic] an earlier time."

Defendants include Dets. Ernest Baskerville, Stuart Carpenter, and Jody Reid. The family is represented by James Madison.

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