Grandmother of child shot, killed by police want body camera video released
MARKSVILLE - Cathy Mardis, the grandmother of a six-year-old killed at the end of a police chase when city marshals opened fire, wants State Police to release body camera footage of the incident.
Mardis is the maternal grandmother of Jeremy Mardis who died November 3. Jeremy Mardis was shot and killed riding in a vehicle with his father, Chris Few. Few was also shot and survived.
Authorities said Few was being chased by Ward 2 Marshals in Avoyelles Parish who opened fire on Few's vehicle when he failed to stop.
The shooting resulted in the arrest of two marshals, Norris Greenhouse and Derrick Stafford. A grand jury is deciding on their indictments on charges relating to the shooting. Greenhouse and Stafford were arrested a few days after the shooting after State Police took control of the investigation.
Greenhouse has been released on a $1 million property bond. Stafford's attorneys will ask a judge next week to lower his $1 million bond.
State Police Col. Mike Edmonson cited the body camera footage when he announced the arrest of the two officers. He called it the most disturbing thing he's seen. Cathy Mardis has not seen the video but told the Associated Press and WBRZ in interviews outside the courthouse Thursday, the video needs to be seen publicly.
Hear from Cathy Mardis and watch our live coverage of the day's grand jury hearing starting on WBRZ News 2 at 4:00 Thursday.
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