Attorneys for the family of a Black Kansas City teenager who was shot by a white man are criticizing the prosecutor's handling of the case. Civil rights attorneys Lee Merritt and Benjamin Crump said Thursday that Clay County Prosecutor Zachary Thompson has not been aggressive enough in his prosecution of Andrew Lester. The 84-year-old is charged with shooting Ralph Yarl after the teenager mistakenly knocked on Lester's door in April. The criticism comes after a hearing on Thursday where Lester's preliminary hearing was set for Aug. 31 through Sept. 1. A judge agreed earlier this week to seal court records in the case. Family members say they are frustrated with both decisions.
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