77°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Sun
86°
65°
10%
Mon
81°
57°
10%
Tue
80°
58°
0%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Internal probe clears cops of beating man

4 years ago Thursday, June 17, 2010 6:51:00 AM CDT June 17, 2010 Thursday, June 17 2010 Jun 17, 2010 in News
Source: Associated Press

Houma Police say an internal investigation has cleared officers accused of beating a drug suspect so badly he had to be hospitalized for a day.

Investigators found that 29-year-old Marquis Stove of Houma was injured when he fell while handcuffed and running from police.

Stove's stepfather, Joe Thompson, says his stepson's jaw and ribs were broken, and a lung was punctured.

Terrebonne Parish public safety director Ralph Mitchell says doctors consulted in the investigation determined the injuries were consistent with a fall.

Thompson would not comment on the investigation, but said Stove is still seeking medical treatment.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Cloudy
77°
66°
Sun
Partly Cloudy
86°
65°
Mon
Partly Cloudy
81°
57°
Tue
Partly Cloudy
80°
58°
Wed
Mostly Sunny
85°
65°