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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 12:28 PM

Cop shoots (black ) man; NOPD chief apologizes for keeping it secret

NOW we are hearing about this.
Aug. 13th pub. date

After a NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune story revealed on Wednesday that a man was shot in the head by an officer during a traffic stop more than two days earlier, NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas apologized to the public, calling the failure to disclose the shooting "a complete snafu."

Serpas said at a news conference that he "personally authorized" a news release at noon Monday, about eight hours after the officer-involved shooting injured a man wanted on non-violent felony warrants. But the release was never sent, and the chief didn't mention the incident to reporters at two news conferences since the shooting, on Monday and Tuesday. "Clearly, it fell through the cracks," he said.

Armand Bennett, 26, remained in the hospital Wednesday with a serious but not life-threatening wound to his forehead that required seven staples, his lawyer said. Officer Lisa Lewis fired two bullets while trying to arrest Bennett around 1:20 a.m. Monday in Algiers, Serpas said. One bullet struck him. The officer suffered a minor hand injury, police said.
http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/08/nopd_shooting_not_disclosed.html

No, "it" did not fall thru the cracks...the NOPD chief tried to cover it up.

New Orleans PD has a horrific record of violence and abuse towards blacks in the city.

Edited to add:
Far down the article is this crucial info:
Despite the delay in the public disclosure of the shooting, there will be a heightened level of official scrutiny over the investigation into it than in past years.
Serpas said the department's Force Investigative Unit and FBI agents within NOPD's internal affairs would oversee the investigation. He pledged a thorough inquiry, that once complete, would become public.

In the meantime, the investigation will be monitored by federal court-appointed policing experts who report to a federal judge overseeing
a consent decree aimed at bringing the department up to constitutional standards.


THAT's why they tried to cover it up.

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Reply Cop shoots (black ) man; NOPD chief apologizes for keeping it secret (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2014 OP
Kber Aug 2014 #1
awoke_in_2003 Aug 2014 #10
RB TexLa Aug 2014 #2
jillan Aug 2014 #3
rhett o rick Aug 2014 #4
KeepItReal Aug 2014 #5
awoke_in_2003 Aug 2014 #11
Baitball Blogger Aug 2014 #6
Brigid Aug 2014 #7
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2014 #8
libdem4life Aug 2014 #9

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 12:44 PM

1. Hey , did we forget to tell you we shot a non-violent man in the head?

I guess it happens often enough to be non-remarkable.

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Response to Kber (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 06:44 PM

10. I have a sneaking feeling...

 

that the victim wasn't white.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 12:48 PM

2. For those of you not from New Orleans this isn't really news


This isn't Missouri or someplace where people expect of their police department. We know what we have and what we get from them.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 01:01 PM

3. Hey Pigs - the eyes of the world are watching you now.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 01:03 PM

4. I looks like a Freudian slip when he said, "a complete snafu."

 

SNAFU of course means Situation Normal All Fucked Up. He is essentially saying this situation is all fucked up but NORMAL.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 01:40 PM

5. ^^^ That! ^^^

Word.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 06:45 PM

11. Yep...

 

FUBAR would have been a less incriminating word to use.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 02:31 PM

6. Someone needs to resign.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 02:35 PM

7. I nominate Serpas and Lewis.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:50 PM

8. kick

 

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:05 PM

9. Good thing she's a bad shot.

 

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