No bond reduction for officer indicted in shooting of unarmed man

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Posted on August 20, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 21 at 12:57 PM

NEW ORLEANS - A judge has denied a request for a reduction in bond for an NOPD officer indicted for manslaughter in the shooting of an unarmed man earlier this year.

Joshua Colclough was seeking a reduction in his $300,000 bond. He entered a not guilty plea in court Monday and remains free on the bond.

The district attorney's office said he would push for a minimum 20-year sentence in the case if Colclough is convicted of manslaughter. He would base it on  the violent gun crime provision.

Colclough was indicted by a grand jury last week for the killing of 20-year-old Wendell Allen during a raid at his family home in Gentilly earlier this year.

Allen was unarmed.

Last week sources said that Colclough had agreed to plead guilty to a charge of negligent homicide, but he was a no-show in court on the morning that deal was allegedly to take place.

 

 

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