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.