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    Amite police officer not indicted in slaying

    Advocate Florida parishes bureau
    Published: Aug 18, 2007 - Page: 3B
    AMITE — A Tangipahoa Parish grand jury failed to decide on Friday whether or not to criminally charge an Amite police officer who shot and killed a suspect on Feb. 26, a prosecutor said.
    The grand jury pretermitted the case, which means the jury did not have at least nine votes to either indict or not indict the officer, Assistant District Attorney Don Wall said.
    The case will not proceed any further unless new evidence comes to light, said Wall, who indicated most of the jury’s votes were cast in favor of not indicting the officer.
    In this case, Amite Police Officer Wallie Foster shot and killed Joshua Ougel, 21, of Tickfaw, in a strawberry field in Independence after law enforcement agencies pursued Ougel in a high-speed chase, State Police have said.
    The parents of Joshua Ougel, Anthony and Emily Ougel, allege in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in April that their son was sitting in his stopped car at the end of the chase when the officers surrounded him. The suit alleges Foster then fired one shot without warning at Ougel, killing him.
    The suit claims the McComb, Miss., and Amite police departments, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and State Louisiana Police are negligent in Ougel’s death for a host of issues, including failing to properly screen candidates, train them and supervise them.
    The suit seeks unspecified damages for Ougel’s parents’ pain and suffering and for Ougel’s funeral expenses.
    Amite Police Chief Jerry Trabona declined to comment on the lawsuit.
    Foster was put on paid administrative leave for two months after the shooting, Trabona said.
    Trabona said he intended to keep Foster on leave until the outcome of the State Police investigation and the grand jury hearing, but he could not afford to do so as time went on.
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    Always good to hear. Now lets just hope the civil suits goes n his favor too.

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    Dude endangered only knows how many lives by running from the cops, not just officers by civilians as well, and suddenly he becomes a good boy as soon as there's a dollar amount attached. Good job on raising an idiot, parental units.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Dude endangered only knows how many lives by running from the cops, not just officers by civilians as well, and suddenly he becomes a good boy as soon as there's a dollar amount attached. Good job on raising an idiot, parental units.

    How true...........



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