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Friday, August 5, 2011
[LA] NOPD Officer Lacour's retrial for shooting gun at ex's house scheduled for September
...[New Orleans police officer Jermaine] Lacour, who remains free on $5,000 bond, also was arrested June 7 for violating a restraining order prohibiting him from contacting [ex-girlfriend]... A ballistics expert tied three bullet casings on the ground to the 9mm police handgun that Lacour kept... "He's a man who doesn't like to be ignored. He's a man who's not used to being ignored," the prosecutor said...
JURY DEADLOCKS IN CASE OF NOPD COP ACCUSED OF ASSAULT FOR FIRING HIS GUN
By John Simerman
Monday, August 01, 2011 [Excerpts] A jury deadlocked Monday night in the case against a New Orleans cop accused of firing a gun outside his former girlfriend's home in late 2010. Criminal District Court Judge Arthur Hunter declared a mistrial and set a new Sept. 21 trial date for Jermaine Lacour, 28, who faces likely jail time and termination if convicted of illegally discharging a firearm during an aggravated assault... "Six of us could, and six of us couldn't," one juror said as she left the courthouse... The case adds to a recent rash of quickly hung juries. Court watchers have cited as one factor an elevated level of distrust in police testimony... Prosecutors said Lacour, a four-year NOPD officer on leave, drove to the house of [ex-girlfriend] and the mother of his young child, in the 7500 block of East Oakridge Court in eastern New Orleans on Dec. 29, 2010. [ex-girlfriend] and a friend, Tulane University policeman[ J.V.], got out of a car and headed to the door. Lacour demanded to see the toddler. [Ex-girlfriend] told him to wait. As she entered the house, [ex-girlfriend] testified, she heard three shots. [ J.V.] said he turned around and pulled his own weapon before Lacour drove off. A ballistics expert tied three bullet casings on the ground to the 9mm police handgun that Lacour kept. Lacour, who remains free on $5,000 bond, also was arrested June 7 for violating a restraining order prohibiting him from contacting [ex-girlfriend]. Lacour claimed he fired a single warning shot only after [ J.V.] pulled and fired his weapon twice. "I heard bop pop," Lacour testified. "I fired my weapon one time to let him know." Pipes told the jury that Lacour lied on the stand, and that he fired the gun to send a message. "He's a man who doesn't like to be ignored. He's a man who's not used to being ignored," the prosecutor said... [Full article here]
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NEW ORLEANS POLICE OFFICER BOOKED WITH VIOLATING RESTRAINING ORDER
By Laura Maggi
June 08, 2011
[Excerpts] New Orleans police officer Jermaine Lacour was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of violating a restraining order prohibiting him from contacting his ex-girlfriend, the Police Deparment reported Wednesday. Lacour was booked in late 2010 with illegal discharge of a weapon and causing a domestic disturbance. That incident involved Lacour's former girlfriend and her current boyfriend, the NOPD said in a news release. Last December, during that incident, Lacour fired a gun into the ground, the release stated... Lacour has called the woman several times and sent her an email. She reported the violation of the restraining order to the NOPD, which notified the Orleans Parish district attorney's office... He turned himself in to the department's Public Integrity Bureau on Tuesday. Criminal District Court records show that Lacour, 38, was booked with violation of a protective order in that court. He is no longer in jail... Because of an injury, Lacour has been on sick leave... [Full article here]
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