Third Mistrial for Ex-Cop Who Killed Daughter's Black Boyfriend

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Democracy Now. Shannon Kepler

A third mistrial has been declared in the murder case involving a white former Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot his daughter’s African-American boyfriend, reportedly firing multiple shots when the boyfriend reached out to shake the father’s hand. This is the third time a jury has deadlocked over whether to convict former Tulsa police officer Shannon Kepler for killing 19-year-old Jeremy Lake. Police say they did not find a gun on Lake or at the scene, contradicting Officer Kepler’s claims he was acting in self-defense

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