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‘The car never started.’

Calvin Cains III was killed in early June by a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies who said they used lethal force to prevent Cains from running them over. But two key witnesses dispute that account, saying that Cains had just gotten into the car and may had not have even turned the key.



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