Saturday, April 16, 2016

Followup LA: Pastor and Former Cop gets Probation for Shooting Fleeing Thief

Pastor and former New Orleans police officer Willie Littleton received a five-year suspended sentence and five years of probation Thursday (April 14) for shooting a suspected copper thief in the head outside his Algiers church in 2014.

Littleton, 64, averted a trial for attempted manslaughter last November, when he agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of aggravated second-degree battery. As part of that plea deal, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office told Criminal District Court Judge Robin Pittman that it would not oppose a sentence of probation.

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Anonymous said...

In my opinion. this case violates the concept of the second amendment. The second amendment is there to allow anyone the right to protect their life, liberty, property and nation. A fleeing thief is stealing property, you have the right to stop a thief. It makes no difference where the thief is shot as long as he was stopped. stopping any thief prevents other possible future crimes by that thief. crimes where the victim may be hurt or killed. Thieves almost always escalate their actions by getting more brave or more threatening and becoming more dangerous. those two did the community a favor getting rid of a thief. they should get a commendation for community service not probation.

Anonymous said...

The governor of the state should give them a full and immediate pardon.