Advertisement Controversy

By: KAKE News
By: KAKE News

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A political advertisement has been pulled off the air because of inaccuracies that could affect the outcome a local murder trial.

The ad was produced and paid for by the Law Enforcement Alliance of America. It supports Phill Kline’s campaign for Kansas Attorney General. The ad claims, “Reginald Carr murdered four people after his parole was cut short.”

Reginald Carr is accused of murder, but he has not been convicted and won’t go to trial until September.

Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Foulston says she is furious the ad made it on the air. She calls it irresponsible and inappropriate because it could jeopardize the upcoming Carr trial.

Kline's campaign manager says the ad was made by an out of state special interest group using soft money. Foulston says candidates should monitor material in ads paid for by supporters. She says the Kline campaign should have reviewed the ad and had it edited before it aired.

Foulston says she doesn’t know yet if the jury pool has been tainted. She says it's too early to see if Phill Kline or the Kline campaign could be held legally accountable for the ad.

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