Shameful: New Orleans Police Officer Shoots Man in Head, And Doesn’t Even Report It


*The shooting and killing of young black men by police officers seems to have now become a sport.

According to one report, a black man was shot in the head during a routine traffic stop in Algiers, and the New Orleans Police Department didn’t even report it.

Bossip reports via NOLA News the incident might have remained undercover still had it not been for an article published on their news site. It is in response to that article, that NOPD finally issued a written statement saying that Armand Bennett, 26, “was shot” during the traffic stop, and an officer, unnamed by the department, suffered a minor contusion on the right hand.

Bennett, whose injuries is said to be “not life threatening” is still recovering in an intensive care unit, said attorney Nandi Campbell, who visited him in the hospital.

Campbell said that the man’s brother heard two shots fired by a female officer, and that the two of them were confronted by officers with their guns drawn while parked near the Tall Timbers subdivision, where one of the men resides.

There are few details about what actually prompted the confrontation; although the NOPD did reveal on Monday that an officer was wounded on the job, in what the department described as an “officer needs assistance” call. Despite receiving requests for information and records, the police department did not disclose that anyone was shot, nor did they respond to submissions for public records requests by | The Times-Picayune.

By Wednesday, the department had not provided the report. The NOPD only confirmed the shooting after this story was published.

The NOPD did say that once Bennett is released from the hospital, he will be booked on five outstanding warrants from Orleans and Jefferson parishes, including possession of marijuana, illegal possession of a weapon, resisting an officer and criminal damage to property.

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2 thoughts on “Shameful: New Orleans Police Officer Shoots Man in Head, And Doesn’t Even Report It”

  1. I have an issue as to why they did not report the shooting. Whenever an officer fires the weapon it is supposed to be reported. Now as to the actual shooting, well I was not there. As law enforcement personnel we get hit by a lot of different people. A routine traffic stop is never routine. A domestic violence call is one of the deadliest. You here people say all of the time, ” he or she is a good person, would never hurt anyone”. What they never say is that that person sells, uses drugs, in a gang, etc. I hate when people say this and then you research the family and find out the nice person that got shot and killed had no job. Yet that person brings mom or grandma big TV or other electronics or is always dressed to impress. Now we know he didn’t hit the number. People turn a blind eye to the bad when the bad kid gets shot by law enforcement. 5 warrants does not make a good person, cpw and cpcs does not make a good person.

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