Monday, April 04, 2011

NOLA Police (ex-police) Get Tough Sentences

Remember during Katrina, when NOLA police reported they were "under fire." Well, that was a lie. They were the ones doing the shooting - and the killing. Judge hands out tough sentences in post-Katrina killing by police
Judge Lance Africk sentenced ex-officer David Warren to 25 years for shooting Glover with an assault rifle and sentenced former cop Greg McRae to 17 years for torching the man’s corpse as it lay in a car parked on the banks of the Mississippi.
They shot the man, realized they were going to be in trouble if it came to light, so they put him in a car on the banks of the river, and set it on fire. Then tried to cover up the whole thing, claiming they were the victim of unknown shooters.

Not that this is really a surprise as it is coming from New Orleans PD.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice released a 158-page study documenting “systemic violations of civil rights” by New Orleans police and suggesting the police force had a pattern of covering up questionable conduct by cops.
The "Thin Blue Line" isn't so thin in New Orleans.
The report also suggests that NOPD officials may have sought to cover up evidence in incidents in which police shot civilians. “NOPD’s mishandling of officer-involved shooting investigations was so blatant and egregious that it appeared intentional in some respects,” the report says.
Of course it was intentional.

There are 2 kinds of people in the world. Cops and "Little People." You aren't a cop, you just don't count. Not everywhere, but it certainly seems that way in NOLA.

Federal prosecutors have 20 cases against current or former NOLA Police in just the last 3 years. This isn't the case of a few bad cops having a few bad days. This is a problem for the entire NOPD.

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