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Some Lowndes County officials want officer's trial moved

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) -

Current and former sheriffs of Lowndes County are among those saying the manslaughter trial of a former police officer should be moved.

Lawyers for Canyon Boykin, indicted in the shooting death of 26-year-old Ricky Ball, say Boykin can't get a fair trial in the county, citing publicity and threats.

Boykin, who is white, shot Ball, who was black, after a foot chase. Boykin has said he saw Ball point a gun at him.

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