A Louisiana Cop Is Out of Prison Early After Fatally Shooting a 6-Year-Old

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A Louisiana Cop Is Out of Prison Early After Fatally Shooting a 6-Year-Old

One of the former Louisiana law enforcement officers charged in the 2015 death of a 6-year-old autistic boy is out of prison after serving less than two years.

Reason previously reported that Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Derrick Stafford, who worked for the city of Marksville at the time of the incident, began to chase a car being driven by Chris Few. Details leading up to the chase were not initially released to the public. According to an investigation, Greenhouse and Stafford "discharged their duty weapons, at a vehicle, at the conclusion of a pursuit." Few was critically wounded at the scene, while his young son, Jeremy Mardis, died after being hit by four of the 18 bullets shot into the vehicle.

The Louisiana State Police relied on the "disturbing" body camera footage from the chase to charge Greenhouse and Stafford in Mardis’ death. While very few details have been made available to the public, body camera footage showed Few with his hands raised in the air just before the officer began shooting. Ballistics also concluded that the deputies shot into the car sideways, indicating that they were not in any danger at the time of the shooting.

The Associated Press reports […]

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