A member of the New Orleans Police Dept. has been suspended without pay after incendiary comments attributed to him about the killing of Trayvon Martin were found posted online. Jason Giroir, the officer, is under investigation after comments were posted on a story about a local rally for Martin published on the WWL-TV website.
“Act like a Thug Die like one!” one comment reads.
Later, Giroir—who identified himself as “Works at NOPD”—responded to another commenter who claimed the initial comment was racially insensitive: “Eddie come on down to our town with a ‘Hoodie’ and you can join Martin in HELL and talk about your racist stories!:-P” (more…)
Ex-cop gets 25 years in post-Katrina shooting
A federal judge has sentenced two former New Orleans police officers for their roles in the shooting death of a man whose body was later burned following Hurricane Katrina. Former officer David Warren was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He was convicted of shooting 31-year-old Henry Glover without justification outside a strip mall less than a week after the August 2005 storm.
Ex-officer Gregory McRae was sentenced to 17 years in prison. McRae burned Glover’s body in a car near a police station where Glover was shot. A total of 20 current or former New Orleans police officers were charged last year in a series of Justice Department investigations. The probe of Glover’s death was the first of those cases to be tried.
Source: Michael Kunzelman, AP