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2 N.O. officers charged with lying about shooting

4 years ago September 30, 2010 Sep 30, 2010 Thursday, September 30 2010 Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:52:42 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

Two New Orleans police officers have been charged with lying under oath about the fatal shooting of a man outside the city's convention center after Hurricane Katrina.

Thursday's six-count indictment charges the officers, Ronald Mitchell and Ray Jones, with obstruction of justice and perjury for allegedly giving false deposition testimony for a civil lawsuit filed by the wife of Danny Brumfield.

Mitchell claimed he shot and killed Brumfield after he lunged at him with a shiny object while he and his partner, Jones, were driving by the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Sept. 3, 2005, less than a week after Katrina struck.

Prosecutors say Mitchell knew Brumfield didn't have a shiny object.

Jones also is accused of giving a false account of the shooting.

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