- May 7, 2004
- Reaction score
- New Orleans, Louisiana
On April 7th, 2010, Michael Hunter, one of the seven officers originally charged with attempted murder in 2007, pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony and obstruction of justice. His first hand account, if accurate, reveals that the Danziger bridge shooting was quite simply a massacre of unarmed civilians . A man identified in the court document as "Sergeant A", according to Hunter, fired at unarmed civilians, with an assault rifle "in a sweeping motion", who were trying to shield themselves behind a concrete barrier. Meanwhile, on the other side of the bridge, a man identified as "Officer A" shot Ronald Madison in the back with a shotgun, from a moving police vehicle, as Madison ran away. Madison had his hands in plain view while he ran, held no weapon, and did not pose a threat. After the shooting of Madison, "Sergeant A" ran from the other side of the bridge. He the proceeded to kick and stomp Madison as he lay bleeding to death.
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