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LeighAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:03 AM
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Court overturns firing of New Orleans police officer in beating
Source: Shreveport Times

NEW ORLEANS A state appeals court has overruled the New Orleans Police Department's firing of an officer involved in a high-profile, videotaped altercation after Hurricane Katrina.

The ruling essentially paves the way for former officer Robert Evangelist to return to duty, barring a further appeal to the state Supreme Court.
The incident received international attention after the altercation between several law enforcement officers and Robert Davis, a retired teacher, was taped by an Associated Press Television News crew.


Evangelist and another officer were later fired by Police Superintendent Warren Riley.


Read more: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20090917/NEWS01/...



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Beavker Donating Member (784 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:29 AM
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1. Not sure whyhe'd want to go back at this point.
Blackwater might have a nice opening for him.
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WriteDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:32 AM
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2. That's nothing, anyone remember this?
"John Balcerzak and Joseph Gabrish, two of the three police officers who returned Sinthasomphone to Dahmer, were fired from the Milwaukee Police Department after their actions were widely publicized, including an audiotape of the officers making homophobic statements to their dispatcher and cracking jokes about having reunited the "lovers". The two officers appealed their termination and were reinstated with back pay. They were named officers of the year by the police union for fighting a "righteous" battle to regain their jobs. Balcerzak was later elected president of the Milwaukee Police Association in May 2005.<27><32>"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_dahmer
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cognoscere Donating Member (381 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:10 AM
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3. It's Milwaukee,
where cops can get away with just about anything.
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winyanstaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:50 AM
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4. K & R,,,,,
Because everyone needs to see how crooked and sick the justice system is in the state of Louisiana. Shame on you Judge.
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Wizard777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:56 AM
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5. Take it to SCOTUS!
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