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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 12:03 AM
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Autopsy: Man killed by police after Katrina was shot in back
Source: CNN

Autopsy: Man killed by police after Katrina was shot in back

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From Drew Griffin and Jim Polk
CNN

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) -- A man killed by New Orleans
police in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was shot in the back,
according to an autopsy report CNN obtained.

That autopsy finding seems to raise questions about the police
department's conclusion that its officer fired only because his
life was in danger.

Danny Brumfield, 45, was shot outside the New Orleans Convention
Center in the early hours of September 2, 2005, after he stepped
in front of a patrol car. He wound up on the car's hood with shears
or scissors in his hand.

Police said the officer fired in self-defense. District Attorney Eddie
Jordan has closed out any criminal investigation, and he told CNN
the shooting has been ruled a justifiable homicide.

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Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/07/16/nola.shooting/index.ht...
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skul_Donteecha Donating Member (70 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 01:08 AM
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1. Katrina was shot in the back ???????
:puffpiece:
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ManiacJoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 09:40 PM
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2. Lots of weirdness there.
The autopsy report does not support the police report. However, the victim's daughter (as a witness) says the police report is accurate.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-19-07 09:48 AM
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3. Witness reports are notoriously inaccurate, and
subject to police "influence." I'd trust the autopsy.

Of course, they've already closed this file and declared that the cops were justified, so I don't know if this makes any difference.
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-20-07 06:30 PM
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4. Kicking this up to be near the thread

I posted today re: Paul Craig Roberts's article, "Pandemic of Police Brutality."
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