Ex-deputy pleads guilty to assaulting inmate
A former Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy pleaded guilty Wednesday to kicking and punching a handcuffed inmate last year at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna.
Gary Shine was charged in September with deprivation of rights under color of law, a felony.
Shine admitted that on Oct. 21, 2012, he hit an inmate with his knee and also punched the inmate in the head, causing bruising.
Shine also admitted the inmate was handcuffed and did not pose a threat to him or anyone else, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
“The vast majority of our law enforcement officials serve with honor and integrity,” U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite said in a prepared statement. “However, when someone abuses the power and privileges of his office, as Gary Shine did here, he will be held accountable.”
Sentencing for Shine is set for Jan. 22. He faces a maximum prison sentence of 10 years.
Ala. man killed trying to cross Interstate 10
An Alabama man was killed late Tuesday night in New Orleans East as he tried to cross Interstate 10 on foot, police said.
Robert Dominguez, 43, of Mobile, Ala., was crossing I-10 westbound near the Chef Menteur Highway exit ramp about 9:45 p.m. when he was hit by at least one vehicle that did not stop.
Dominguez died on the scene from multiple internal and external injuries, said John Gagliano, the Orleans Parish coroner’s chief investigator.
Detectives found a passenger-side mirror and parts of a Ford sport utility vehicle on the scene, said officer Garry Flot, a Police Department spokesman. The front passenger’s side of the SUV likely was badly damaged in the crash, he said, and police are trying to identify the vehicle’s owner.
Fatality investigator Edgar Edwards is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at (504) 658-6208.
Motorist shot, wounded while crossing CCC
A man was shot early Wednesday morning while driving across the Crescent City Connection, New Orleans police said.
The 33-year-old victim was on the bridge when an unidentified gunman in a black vehicle opened fire about 1:05 a.m. The victim was treated at Interim LSU Public Hospital for a graze wound to his back, police said.
No other injuries were reported. Police have not identified a suspect.
Man shot in the back Wednesday in Algiers
New Orleans police are investigating a shooting early Wednesday in Algiers that injured one man.
The shooting happened about 12:05 a.m. in the 1700 block of Vespasian Boulevard, police said. The victim, whose name and age were not provided, was shot in the back.
No information on his condition was immediately available.