TOPEKA, Kan. — The U.S. Department of Justice may facilitate a public forum next month in Topeka to hear concerns from residents about the fatal police shooting of Dominique White.
City spokeswoman Molly Hadfield told the Topeka Capital-Journal that a Justice Department representative tentatively would moderate the discussion. The Justice Department declined comment.
Mayor Larry Wolgast says he supports the idea of the Justice Department assisting with a forum. City officials have been criticized for their response to White’s death, but Wolgast says the city council has listened to the views of the public.
White was shot near a park in September. The two officers involved have not been identified. Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay is reviewing the case.
Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com