Attorneys for Danziger Cops to Meet with Justice Dept. Over Death Penalty
The attorneys will try and persuade top officials within the Justice Department to not seek the death penalty against the four men.
Charged in the shooting deaths are former NOPD Officer Robert Faulcon, Sgt. Kenneth Bowen, Sgt. Robert Gisevius, and Officer Anthony Villavaso.
Attorney Frank DeSalvo says he doesn’t think the justice department is necessarily leaning either way yet, but this is a chance for attorneys to present their case to a capital review committee, as to why the death penalty should not be sought.
Earlier this month, the Justice Department chose not to seek the death penalty for David Warren, a former officer charged with killing Henry Glover outside a strip mall in Algiers after Katrina.
The capital review committee will make a recommendation based on their findings, after the meeting is over. But the final decision on if the death penalty will be sought, will be left up to Attorney General Eric Holder.