Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Mayor Outraged at Madjerick Shooter's Low Bond

Mayor Cedric Glover tonight released a prepared statement on the bond set for a local man accused of shooting a Shreveport police officer in the face.

Bond on an attempted first-degree murder charge against Shreveporter Lucien Trammell was set Monday at $250,184. He is being held without bond on one count of being a felon in possession of a weapon. He is being held at Caddo Correctional Center.

“It goes without saying that I am outraged that bond for Lucien Trammell has been set at such a ridiculously low amount, given the gravity and severity of the charge of attempted first degree murder of a police officer,” Glover said.

“It is imperative that law enforcement, the prosecution and the judiciary work hand in hand to insure that this message is sent loud and clear to those who choose to engage in criminal activity. Mr Trammell is charged with a very heinous offense and this bond, in my opinion, is in no way reflective of the charge and would have, but for intervention of federal authorities permitted him to possibly be released from jail after posting a nominal bail. This sends entirely the wrong message.”

Trammell, 25, appeared today in federal court on the possession charge in connection with his involvement in wounding Officer John Madjerick. The 23-year-old was shot in the face Jan. 29. He was released Sunday from LSU Hospital.

The Times

The bond was set by Judge Ramona Emanuel. A Bossier District Judge set the bond for Montrell Hardman, who shot at a Bossier City Police Officer Thursday but missed him, at $1,000,000.
I guess the lesson here is that if you succeed in shooting an officer, your bond will be $750,000 lower than if you miss him, or that a Police Officer's life in Bossier Parish is considered to be worth four times more than in Caddo Parish.
Go figure.

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