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Man accused of kicking 1-year-old black boy and yelling racial slurs back in jail on drug charges

A man accused of kicking a 1-year-old black boy and yelling racial slurs in a Kansas grocery store is back in jail on a drug possession case.

Sedgwick County jail records show 31-year-old Trace Riff was booked into jail early Thursday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.  He is being held on a $2,500 bond.  Further details about the arrest were not immediately available.

Riff is facing municipal charges of battery and resisting arrest after the alleged attack on December 23rd at a Wichita Dillon’s store.  Riff was released from jail after being charged in the incident.  The NAACP is asking that the case be considered a hate crime.

The Wichita Eagle reports the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office, which could bring more serious charges, is reviewing the case.

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