first and ask questions later," lead prosecutor Bobbi Bernstein told the jury. "This is how this whole thing got started. The officers cut loose with shotguns and assault rifles without even a token effort to identify themselves as police. Officer Anthony Villavaso defense attorney Tim Meche countered that the officers were responding to a radio call where they believed there were shots fired and two officers down.
Defense attorneys are also prepared to tee off on the five former police officers who already pleaded guilty in this case and will take the stand as government witnesses.
There was emotional testimony from the start. The prosecution first witness, Susan Bartholomew, lost an arm in the shooting on the Danziger Bridge and close family friend 17 year old James Brissette.
get your head blown off. attorneys asked the jury to judge the actions of the officers in the context of the dark days after Hurricane Katrina.
NEW ORLEANS The prosecution presented their case Monday in the first day of the Danziger police shooting trial after attorneys gave their opening statements. The jury heard chilling details about the shooting from a woman who was severely wounded by police on the bridge.
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From what we heard today in the opening statements, this is going to be a long trial with a lot of twists and turns.
just called on the Lord. I didn know what else to do. in opening statements, attorneys for the government and defense laid out their version of the facts.
Bartholomew told the jury she and her family members were crossing the bridge in the hopes of getting food and supplies at a grocery store on the other side of the canal.
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they could without adequate food, leadership, supplies and support, said Paul Fleming, former Officer Robert Faulcon attorney.
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