Dad Had Hands in Air as Cops Shot Boy, 6: Video

Bail for the 2 Louisiana cops has been set at $1M each
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2015 9:19 AM CST

(Newser) – The two Louisiana cops accused of gunning down a 6-year-old autistic boy will each have to come up with $1 million bail, a judge ruled Monday, CNN reports. The judge also ordered 23-year-old Norris Greenhouse Jr. and 32-year-old Derrick Stafford—charged with the murder of Jeremy Mardis and attempted murder of his father, Chris Few—to hand over their badges and guns. The Avoyelles Parish DA also made headlines, filing a motion to be recused because Greenhouse's father is an assistant DA under him. Meanwhile, a law enforcement source tells CBS that body-camera footage appears to show Few with his hands in the air before the cops started shooting. "This was not a threatening situation for the police," Few's attorney says, per the AP. CBS notes investigators are looking into whether there was a grudge against Few, speculation backed by Few's fiancee, who tells the Advocate that he had a previous confrontation with Greenhouse.

Other details are slowly emerging about the two Marksville marshals. Stafford was indicted on aggravated rape charges in 2011 for alleged attacks on two separate victims, Alexandria's local paper reports; the case was dismissed without prejudice, meaning Stafford could still face those charges. He's also named as a defendant in at least five pending civil complaints, including two suits in which he's accused of unnecessarily using stun guns on suspects and one in which he allegedly broke a teen girl's arm while removing her from a school bus, the Advocate reports. Greenhouse also shows up as a defendant in an excessive-force lawsuit, per CNN. Marksville residents outside the bail hearing Monday told the Advocate about ongoing issues with local cops. "Y'all just don't know what the hell we go through around here," one said. Jeremy was buried near Hattiesburg, Miss., Monday in a private ceremony, per the Advocate. (Read more police shooting stories.)

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