In the shooting of an unarmed man in a parked automobile, the Jefferson Parish policemen each face a charge of manslaughter, the latest in a long string of seemingly avoidable police deaths in recent years.
At about 2 a.m., officers responded to a noise complaint in the neighborhood and discovered Mr. Vallee inside a vehicle parked in front of a “known crack house,” according to the sheriff.
Mr. Vallee, 34, was repeatedly ordered to evacuate the vehicle by officers, but he resisted, according to the sheriff. Mr. Vallee closed the doors and eventually started the vehicle’s engine during the 12-minute standoff, according to Sheriff Lopinto.“That, of course, escalated the situation,” he said. “Numerous of my deputies drew their weapons at that point in time, expecting him to try to take off. The officer said.
After cops shot Daniel Vallee during a standoff with police early Wednesday in Marrero, La., just south of New Orleans, Sheriff Joseph P. Lopinto III of Jefferson Parish stated the officers’ use of force “was not justifiable.”
At the point when Valle was adamant, he was shot dead, and the officers charged for manslaughter, and were dismissed from work.