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August 1, 2005

New Orleans cop puts a hit on innocent citizen

This is the kind of story that really gives you an idea of the corruption in The Big Easy. It's in the news because one of the cops involved in the New Orleans Police Death squad, Len Davis, is up for sentencing, yet again.

In 1994, Len Davis, a corrupt black New Orleans cop, was under surveillance by the FBI. Davis was taking bribes from coke dealers to protect their cocaine shipments with uniformed police in marked squad cars.

Kim Groves was targeted for assassination because she reported an incident to Internal Affairs where Davis' partner Sammie Williams pistol-whipped an innocent teenager. Internal Affairs was so corrupt, they outed confidential informant Kim Groves to Davis on the same day she filed the complaint. Once he knew her identity, the uniformed police offer ordered a local drug dealer to kill Groves. The FBI, eavesdropping on the conversation, waited until she was murdered before they stepped in. Nice.

The FBI sting resulted in the conviction of 11 police officers. In other words, they barely scratched the corruption.
The same year, a NOPD officer killed a man suspected of breaking into his apartment.

The next year, in 1995, Antoinette Frank, a black female NOPD police officer, along with her accomplice Rogers Lacaze, robbed an oriental restaurant in New Orleans while in uniform and on duty, executing the two siblings that were operating the restaurant. But what do you expect from a state where the governor was gunned down in the state capitol?

Posted by Peenie Wallie on August 1, 2005 at 7:06 PM