Cops Arrested and Charged with Murder After Shooting Autistic Kid 5 Times

Posted by on November 8, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Policies with 33 Comments


By Claire Bernish | AntiMedia.Org

Marksville, LA — “We took some of the body cameras’ footage — let me tell you something — I’m not gonna talk about it, but I’m gonna tell you this: it is the most disturbing thing I’ve seen. And I will leave it at that,” said Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmondson in a press conference late Friday. “Tonight is about the death of Jeremy Mardis. Jeremy Mardis — six years old,” he added, sternly shaking his head. “He didn’t deserve to die like that — and that’s what’s unfortunate.”

Two of four officers, Lt. Derrick Stafford (32) and Officer Norris Greenhouse, Jr. (23), who shot and killed an autistic 6-year-old boy in a largely unexplained incident — which also critically wounded the child’s father — have each been charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder, and were arrested as Friday came to a close.

In a statement to the press announcing the charges, Edmondson appeared to be seething behind a controlled cadence when he attempted to describe what he’d seen in body camera footage collected from the November 4th shooting. Of at least 18 rounds unleashed on the pair by two officers’ guns — five of those rounds hit first-grader Jeremy Mardis in the head and chest, and an unknown number hit 25-year-old Christopher Few in the head, leaving him comatose and as yet unaware of his child’s death.

“Seventy-two hours. And 72 hours later [after the shooting], and I’m here to make the following announcement. Nothing is more important than this badge that we wear on our uniform — the integrity of why we wear it,” Edmonds admonished, pointing to his badge. “Because the public — the public allows us to wear that. It’s not a right — it’s a privilege. And tonight, that badge has been tarnished by these two individuals.”

Two other officers, Lt. Jason Brouillette and Sgt. Kenneth Parnell, also involved in the incident, have thus far refused to speak with any officials regarding their involvement, but have each given superficial written statements. Stafford, Brouillette, and Greenhouse were moonlighting for the Ward 2 Marshal, while Parnell functioned as an officer for the Marksville Police Department at the time of the shooting.



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  1.' Bethany Johnson says:

    Wow smh

  2.' Mat Spence says:

    The police shot a child

  3.' Lo Amelia B says:

    So sick these people. Police need to stop killing people for fun. What the hell is wrong with these cops? At least the guy in charge as a level head.

  4.' Jan Mortimer says:


  5.' Shakona Cheyenne says:


  6.' Loretta Gossi says:

    very good video. both officers have been charged with second degree murder…as it should be. The Police Super Col Edmonson does NOT try to sweep it under the rug or make excuses. shows integrity.

  7.' Lily Mullis says:

    I have a problem with this. Why wasn’t the question of “why were they being persued” answered? Just more bs about the “diligent and methodical investigation”. What could a six year old autistic boy had done? Or had knowledge of?

  8.' Susan Wesley says:

    This is why it is unsafe to trust or be near police in any capacity. Getting worse every day, not better. Sad State of affairs. Who would think the United States would become a nation where we hire, train and arm citizen terrorists to protect us. Not surprisingly, this is what happens. RIP sweet child.

  9.' Lily Mullis says:

    Mercury Rising comes to mind

  10.' Wendy Hardin says:

    There is no need to shoot ANYONE gives by law enforcement.

  11.' Joshuahn Jackstonburg says:

    Trigger-happy gung-ho pieces of incompetent shit. I am amazed there wasn’t the usual cover-up.

  12.' Angela Aggie Kerrison says:

    Surely this cannot be true?

    •' Corinne Omeasoo says:

      Sad to tell you It’s true it’s in the news and yes I agree with you on the emoji with tears.

    •' Lida ONeil Eichenauer says:

      It’s true. He was an innocent bystander. He was in his father’s car – they didn’t know he was there. Doesn’t make it right at all, but they didn’t specifically intend to shoot a child with autism. It’s a horrible situation.

    •' Angela Aggie Kerrison says:

      Thank you for the explanation it won’t let me read the full story when I click on the link so I could only read the headline. That is so sad your police sure like their guns that poor little boy and his family. I live in the uk so not heard anything on the news?

  13.' Kristin Pearce says:

    Let’s see the body cam footage before it gets edited. Who can trust police anywhere any more? So sad.

  14.' Raymond Degarmo says:

    Some of my naturel birth family’s are mad at me for voicing my opinions about corrupt police actions!?
    I was raised with two adoptive parents. That were fired cops. Because of abuses and corruption’s. They brought. Pain and physical abuse home with them. As they got fired ? They then later on would abuse me and steel my newspaper routes money to go too the bar and booze it up.

  15.' Dereck Leel says:

    ? I hope and pray that nothing interferes with this case so that justice is done and no “loophole” found.

  16.' Corinne Omeasoo says:

    So sad

  17.' Jennifer Camara-Grzebien says:

    Wow! I can’t think of any possible scenario in which a 6 year old needs to be shot at. That’s totally out of line.

  18.' Angela Fowler says:

    They’re not even cops. They’re thugs hired by a Marshall with no jurisdiction, authority or training to even BE a cop.
    Oooh so mad I could spit D:<

  19.' Michele Rose says:

    If I GET in trouble and need help I certainly wouldn’t call the cops to help?

  20.' Elisabeth Pelham says:

    Jesus f*cking Christ — where is the tolerance — where is the pity?

  21.' Keenah Mei says:

    i hope he REALLY pays for it in prison!!! but whatch them put him in a private cell with preferential treatment and protection… what a joke!

  22.' Jon Powell says:

    Cops should go through a psychological evaluation every so often to determine if they are fit to serve and protect the public, much less carry a lethal weapon.

  23.' Roland Jacko says:

    a bullet and some for each year of his life,,,,,,,,why??

  24.' E.f. Herne says:


    The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory is given to ALL cadets before hiring them. It tests for the POTENTIAL to harm others, potential for alcoholism & drug addiction and many MANY mental health issues.

    This many psychotic cops IS NO ACCIDENT. Go for the REAL problem and not the symptom of the problem. These governments know exactly which cops are good and bad BEFORE they are hired!!!

  25.' Danielle Gispert says:

    The victim’s fiancee is saying that he had previous beef with one of the Marshall’s. She told her story to the Guardian. There’s a link somewhere in the article. The whole thing reeks of something fishy, including whatever that Ward 2 Marshall’s been up to ?

  26.' Bill Booth II says:

    Put him on trial, convict him. Then release him into general population.

  27.' Claire Louise McLauchlan says:


  28.' Cecily Lobretto says:

    This is really disturbing.

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