Posted: Jun 28, 2010 5:48 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press
New Orleans police say a Gretna police detective was killed in a brawl while off duty in the French
Brett Thomas was killed in a fight in the 400 block of Bourbon Street around 4 a.m. Sunday.
New Orleans police responded to a report of a fight and found Thomas lying on the ground unconscious.
Detectives say Thomas and friends had been in an argument with a group of men that escalated
to a physical fight.
Police said the men involved in the fight fled the scene.
Deputy Gretna Police Chief Anthony Christiana said Thomas, a seven-year veteran of the department, was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division.