The attorney for a former Kansas City Kansas Police detective filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court in Wichita on Thursday. 35 year old Lionel Womack says he was traveling in western Kansas on August 15, 2020 when he was pulled over by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper. He then led authorities from at least three agencies on a car chase before running from the vehicle and into a field where a Kiowa County sheriff’s deputy ran over him with his patrol vehicle.
A joint statement from Senate President Ty Masterson, Senate Vice-President Rick Wilborn, and Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop criticizes the plan for taxing digital media and what they call a risky re-amortization of teachers’ retirement fund.
Gov. Laura Kelly is restricting access to the Kansas Statehouse due to the possibility of an armed protest, telling state lawmakers Thursday that an event is planned for Sunday with “other potential gatherings” next week.