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AG Derek Schmidt statement on today’s Wyandotte County District Court ruling

Release Date: Feb 22, 2019

TOPEKA – (February 22, 2019) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today issued the following statement in response to the decision by the Wyandotte County District Court to dismiss criminal indictments against five defendants in connection with injuries and a death on the Verruckt waterslide in Kansas City:

“We are obviously disappointed and respectfully disagree with the court’s decision. We will review the ruling carefully, including the court’s observation that the ruling ‘does not preclude the possibility that the State could continue to pursue this matter in a criminal court,’ and take a fresh look at the evidence and applicable law in this tragic and troubling case to determine the best course forward.”

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