Wednesday, March 29, 2006

New Orleans grand indicts three in videotaped police beating

Welcome to
Two fired New Orleans police officers and one current officer, were indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on state charges stemming from the Oct. 8 beating of a man in the French Quarter, an incident caught on videotape by an Associated Press news crew covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Earlier, the panel had heard from the beaten man. Robert Davis, 64, told reporters as he entered the courthouse that he barely remembers the attack and would not be able to recognize the officers who beat him. But he said he thought they deserved stiffer charges than the municipal misdemeanor counts they were orginally charged with.

Robert Evangelist, 36, was charged with false imprisonment while armed with a dangerous weapon and second degree battery; Lance Schilling, 29 was charged with second degree battery, and Stewart Smith, 50 was charged with simple battery, according to a news release from District Attorney Eddie Jordan.

Evangelist and Schilling were fired after the incident; Smith was suspended but remains with the force.

False imprisonment carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison, second degree battery carries a penalty of up to 5 years in prison and up to a $2000 fine, and simple battery, a misdemeanor, carries a penalty of up to 6 months in prison and up to a $500 fine, Jordan said.

Comments: Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

  • CBC - Fifth Estate - "The Unauthorized Biography of Dick Cheney " ...After seeing THIS documentary you will wonder why Cheney has'nt been FROGMARCHED to the Hague!!
  • Fallujah - The Hidden Massacre
  • PBS - Frontline - American Porn
  • Power of Nightmares - BBC Documentary
  • And another HULA-Jaw video of the president…wow!
    Windows MP || QuickTime (thanks Crooks & Liars)
    Thanks Randi
  • Are We Becoming a Theocracy?

  • Convert Time With Time Ticker

  • Radio Links !
    Many of the shows listed below are archived by Ben Burch at
  • WhiteRoseSociety.Org
  • Please contact the shows that are not archived and express your opinion
    Shows marked ** have their own archives.

  • ** Thom Hartmann
    Rep. Bernie Sanders is a guest Thom's program every Friday
  • Visit Thom's
    "Arranged By Topic Archives"
  • in addition to archives at White Rose Society

  • Peter Werbe
  • Peter B Collins
  • ** The BRAD SHOW On the Air! Via RAW RADIO!
  • ** Doug Basham
  • The Jon Elliott Show
  • ** Mark Levine's "Radio Inside Scoop"
  • ** Bill Press
  • The Lionel Show
  • The Guy James Show
  • All Things Reconsidered
  • Fourth Estate Radio

    Information Links !
  • Just who are the Left Gatekeepers?
  • The FAS Project on Government Secrecy to challenge unwarranted secrecy
  • Google ONLY Government and Military sites!!
  • Bu$h Fa$cism
  • dKosopedia
  • Kossary
  • FrameShop
  • The Constitution
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • "Patriot" Act
  • Weekly Archives !
    <- 2 weeeks on main page

    Fun Sites !
  • Google Maps MANIA!!

    free hit counter
    Free Hit Counter