New Olreans Cop Wants Manslaughter Case Moved

Originally posted on WGNO:

allenThere are new developments in the case of a New Orleans police officer indicted for shooting an unarmed teen.

The officer’s attorney wants the case moved out of New Orleans.

“I don’t see any reason the case should be moved out of Orleans Parish,” said Lionel Lon Burns.

Burns is reacting to the latest development in the case of Wendell Allen.

The unarmed 20-year old was shot in the chest last March during a drug raid at his family’s Gentilly home.

New Orleans police office Joshua Colclough is accused of firing the fatal shot.

He’s been indicted for manslaughter.

His defense attorney is now asking for a change of venue.

“They’re arguing that because he’s was a New Orleans police officer the jurors cannot be fair,” Burns said. “Certainly Orleans Parish jurors can be fair to New Orleans police officers because they realize this is one officer whose on trial…

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