Two police officers charged with killing a six-year-old boy in Marksville, Louisiana will stay in jail unless they come up with a $1 million bond each.
The hearing on November 9 was for Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse Jr., who have both been charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.
The cops fired multiple shots at Chris Few’s car, wounding him and killing his six-year-old autistic son Jeremy Mardis. Few was unarmed, as was his son.
What prompted the police officers to fire at the vehicle is among the circumstances still being investigated, reported the Associated Press. A law enforcement source told CBS that the officers would not tell investigators why they wanted to pull Few over.
Superintendent of the Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson told reporters late Friday, after the officers were arrested: “Nothing is more important than the integrity of this badge. Tonight, the badge has been tarnished by these two individuals.”
“Jeremy Mardis… didn’t deserve to die,” he added, reported WBRZ. The boy’s funeral was also est to be held on Monday.
Edmonson noted that the body camera footage of the event was the worst video he’s ever seen. Few’s attorney later said that the footage showed his client had his hands up when police shot him and his son.
“It is the most disturbing thing I’ve seen,” Edmonson said. “I’ll leave it at that.”