Parents of Cedric Lofton Demand Immediate Access to Video Showing Their Teenage Son’s Death in Custody

WICHITA, KS – Relying on the Kansas Open Records Act, Sarah Harrison and Chad Lofton, the parents of Cedric Lofton, demanded transparency into the death of their 17-year-old son. Cedric died from injuries sustain while in custody at the Juvenile Intake Assessment Center in Wichita, Kansas.

Earlier today, civil rights attorneys Andrew M. Stroth, Matt Topic, and Steven Hart sent a formal request under Kansas law to the Wichita Police Department, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Sedgwick County, and the Sedgwick County Sheriff Department demanding that Cedric’s family be given access to any videos of the incidents resulting in Cedric’s tragic death.

“On September 24, 2021, everything changed for the family of Cedric Lofton. When law enforcement uses deadly force, it is critically important that families have prompt access to videos and other records so they can better understand what happened and test official statements like those that have already been made here,” said Andrew M. Stroth and Matt Topic. A copy of the letter can be found here.

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