originally by: ABC News
published: 5th December 2010
Two New Orleans police officers are scheduled to stand trial Monday in the shooting death of a man outside the Morial Convention Center in the days following Hurricane Katrina. The men are charged with lying under oath about the shooting. First NOPD officers were convicted in the death of Henry Glover. Then five more officers were found guilty in the Danziger Bridge shootings.
So this case against officers Ray Jones and Ronald Mitchell is just one of several justice department probes of police misconduct in the days following Hurricane Katrina.
Prosecutors say in the early morning hours of September 3rd, 2005, Jones and Mitchell were patrolling by the Morial Convention Center, where thousands of people were camped out and stranded for days, when 45-year-old Danny Brumfield approached their vehicle.
Jury selection is underway in the trial of NOPD officers Ray Jones and Ronald Mitchell, who are accused of lying under oath about the facts surrounding the shooting death of a man outside the Morial Convention Center in the days following Hurricane Katrina.