Officer Rodney Thomas Death Indictments

The New Orleans Police Department announced the indictments of 6 people accused in the death of NOPD Officer Rodney Thomas.

Thomas was killed in a hit-and-run crash on the I-10 highrise the morning of July 7th.

Among those indicted are:

Kenneth Halley:  Manslaughter, obstruction of justice, conspiracy to obstruction of justice, conspiracy to act as an assessor after the fact to manslaughter.  Bond set at $1.6 million.

Justin McKey:  Manslaughter.  Bond set at $1 million.

John Chambers:  Accessory after the fact to manslaughter, obstruction of justice, conspiracy to obstruction of justice, conspiracy to act as an accessory after the fact to manslaughter.  Bond set at $800-thousand.

Nephateria Jones:  Accessory after the fact to Manslaughter, obstruction of Justice, conspiracy to obstruction of  justice, conspiracy to act as an accessory after the fact to manslaughter.  Bond set at $800-thousand.

Bill Cager:  Conspiracy to act as an assessor after the fact to manslaughter, conspiracy to obstruction of justice, obstruction of justice, accessory after the fact to manslaughter.  Bond set at $800-thousand.

James Ratliff:  Obstruction of justice, conspiracy to the obstruction of justice.  Bond set at $400-thousand.

All individuals are in custody except Chambers.


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