Before & After Photos Of Cedric with Plea From Parents To Release Footage

Honorable Governor Laura Kelly
State of Kansas
300 SW 10th Avenue, Suite 241S
Topeka, KS 66612-1590

Re: September 24, 2021 Killing of Cedric Lofton

Dear Honorable Governor Kelly,

The weekend before last, on September 24, 2021 our 17 year-old son Cedric Shemar Lofton was taken into custody by the Wichita Police Department, unreasonably detained with handcuffs and the WRAP restrain system, taken to the Juvenile Intake Assessment Center (“JIAC”), and ultimately died from his injuries.

Cedric loved his family and his job, was a student at Wichita High School East, enjoyed writing songs and poetry, and liked to sing.

We are reaching out to you, as the Governor of Kansas, to ask for your help, as we try to come to terms with Cedric’s death at the hands of law enforcement officers in the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County. It is our understanding that authorities within the Kansas Bureau of Investigations (“KBI”) and others have in their possession video and other evidence of how our son died while in their custody.

If you have even the smallest amount of compassion for our family, would you please arrange for us and our legal counsel to view all of the video evidence of the moments leading up to the tragic death of Cedric. This includes video evidence from the Wichita Police Department, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, and videos from the Juvenile Intake Assessment Center so we can learn more about the final moments of our son’s life.

We are setting up an official memorial and information website where we will update supporters and the public with new information regarding our son and this case.

You may reach us through our attorneys, Andrew M. Stroth, Action Injury Law Group – (844) 878 4529 or [email protected] and Steven Hart at Hart McGaughlin Eldrirdge – (312) 955 0545 or [email protected]

We have also designated Pastor Maurice Evans as our family spokesperson. Pastor Evans can be reached at (530) 763 2867 [email protected]


Sarah Harrison and Chad Lofton, mother and father of Cedric Lofton

cc: Mr. Brandon Whipple, Mayor – City of Wichita
Mr. Kirk D. Thompson, Kansas Bureau of Investigations
Mr. Marc Bennett, Sedgwick County District Attorney
Mr. Gordon Ramsey, Police Superintendent, WPD
Mr. Robert Layton, City Manager – City of Wichita
Mr. Jeff Easter, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office
Ms. Glenda Martins, Wichita Department of Corrections
Mr. Joel Hrabe, Deputy Secretary of Facilities Management
Members of City Council – City of Wichita

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