NEW ORLEANS – The case of an elderly black man who was shot to death by a white police officer in the north Louisiana town of Homer will not go to trial.
A grand jury, handled by the state attorney general's office instead of the local district attorney, returned a "no true bill" on Thursday — refusing to indict former police officer Tim Cox.
The grand jury considered and rejected charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter and negligent homicide.
Bernard Monroe, 73, was shot outside his home by one of two white Homer police officers who had been chasing Monroe's son last Feb. 20.
Police said Monroe was armed. Witnesses dispute that.
The officers have since resigned.