Posted: Sep 30, 2010 12:52 PM
Updated: Sep 30, 2010 4:18 PM
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.