Teenager Describes Danziger Bridge Ordeal
The second week of testimony in the Danziger Bridge case opened with Leonard Bartholomew IV, who told the jury that he was shot at, slapped and kicked by an officer and briefly detained at a makeshift police station before being let go with no money, no shoes and no phone. He was 14 years old at the time.
Bartholomew was the third member of his family to testify at the trial so far. His mother, father, sister and cousin were all shot on the bridge that day.
Later former officer Kevin Bryan, who has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, testified that he saw Officer Ignatius Hills shoot at Bartholomew. Bryan said he chased down Bartholomew and slapped him in the face, though he denied kicking him.
Read more about yesterday's testimony from our partners at the Times-Picayune.