Officer in Dominique White shooting involved in two other high-profile killings

January 01, 2018 - 2:27 am

One of the officers involved in the shooting of 30-year old Dominique White of Topeka has been a part of another high-profile killings.

Officer Michael Cruse was on the scene of Dominque White's shooting.  Cruse had been fired from the Topeka Police Department in 2002 after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide.

In that case, Cruse was on his way to a call when he got in a car wreck that killed 61-year-old Leonard Porter.

Through legal process, Topeka Police ended up rehiring him the next year.

Cochran would not confirm that Cruse was one of the officers involved in White shooting. He said that information, along with the body camera footage, can’t be released until after an internal review of the shooting is complete. Cochran said he expects this will be done by the end of next week.

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