As of Monday, January 23, 2012, the trial of retired Sgt. Gerard Dugué of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD)
began. As spokesman for the Dugué family, Dr. Firpo Carr continues to expose the truth regarding the innocence of Sgt.
Dugué in the post Katrina Danziger Bridge incidents. Now, follow the blow-by-blow action as Dr. Carr supplies an article
summarizing the courtroom proceeding at the end of each day. Read what cannot be said in a court of law, but can be espoused
in the court of public opinion.]
The Trial of Gerard Dugué (Day 4)
After taking a beating prosecution rests case
an editorial by Firpo Carr
26, 2012, Los Angeles, California--One headline reads: ‘Prosecution Rests Its Case.' Case. What case? The prosecution
never had a case against 33-year-veteran retired New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Sgt. Gerard Dugué. What the prosecution
did today was slow down the bleeding of hundreds of thousands of tax-payer dollars on a case they knew they could never win.
What the prosecution did today was take a brief break from force the citizens of New Orleans to relive the horror of that
Trauma called Katrina.
What the prosecution did today was take a rest from stomping on the shattered lives of Dugué's family,
friends, and relatives who have had to endure this wickedly vindictive travesty of justice. What the prosecution did today
was take a brief rest from exercising their disgusting abuse of power. That's what happened today.
And as it turns out, I got it firsthand
that "Clobbering" Claude Kelly and client Dugué have been ready to try this case for the longest. This investigative
journalist--along with the general public--was given the bogus information that both the defense and the prosecution wanted
more time before trying the case.
Under "The Dugué Defense (Day 4)" I wrote: "Despite efforts on both sides to
postpone the trial, the wise, honorable, justice-loving U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt would have none of it." The
reality is that it was the prosecution that sought more time to work with, coerce, and line up more ex-cops who were willing
to continue lying for them under oath. The prosecution confidently and justifiably felt that if these convicted officers had
lied to them multiple times while under oath, they would lie for them while under oath. The prosecution
got that right. That's exactly what these former officers did!
And, not surprisingly, NONE of these same cops-turned-convicts
ever testified to these contrived allegations about Dugué when they were first questioned by federal investigators,
and commenced slinging mud at each other in an attempt to save their cowardly skins.
Jurists for Injustice?:
Now keep in mind that this is the same prosecutorial team that reportedly asked Dugué to incriminate himself by lying
under oath. Of course, not being a liar, Dugué flatly refused. So, guess what? Everyone is consistent in acting out
his or her true nature. Lying satanic guilty cops are still lying under oath, and the truthful cherubic Dugué continues
to embrace truth. Everyone's being true to form.
It actually must be nice for the prosecution to have such a diverse pool of no-good-lying-demonic-scummy-crooked
ex-cops to choose from to promote well-crafted premeditated lies in an effort to take down a good cop. Coming from the inferno
that is the Devil's bin, the prosecution must be basking, as they are, in the comfortable glow of a raging hellfire.
With these warm thoughts
in mind, let's just focus in on the prosecution's star witness for today, former NOPD Detective Jefferey Lehrmann. (Everything
and anyone else the prosecution used is all one collective distraction):
Lehrmann the "Ultimate Liar": First
off, as per the Times-Picayune, "Jeffrey Lehrmann appeared in a red [devil-red if you ask me] jail jumpsuit,
the third former officer turned cooperating witness to testify in shackles and handcuffs." Yet again, we note right away
that the prosecution itself doesn't trust "Ultimate Liar" Lehrmann, but they want both the jury and world to do
according to WWLTV, "former NOPD officer Jefferey Lehrmann testified that Dugué was present at a secret meeting
in the gutted Seventh District building. Dugué was one of the leaders of the meeting, along with Arthur Kaufman and
Kenneth Bowen, who advocated that all officers involved needed to get their stories straight before they went on the record,
according to Lehrmann. Lehrmann testified that Dugué said he would deny the meeting ever took place if he was asked."
This is far too convenient.
These are obvious lies, and the prosecution thinks they can convince what they perceive to be an ignorant backward bunch of
jurors who wouldn't know a saint from a sinner. Yet again, I am insulted with you.
Third, Lehrmann has lied multiple times
while under oath, earning him the designation, "Ultimate Liar." Now, please allow me to educate those who are unaware
of a simple fact in law enforcement. Duly sworn law-enforcement officers are legally allowed to lie. I know. It's shocking.
But, believe it or not, many times it a good thing. It sort of helps in leveling the playing field when cops go against lying
criminals; who don't play by any rules. So, I'm not completely mad at this provision allowing for cops to lie.
But now comes the fun
are never allowed to lie under oath. There is no such provision anywhere in the sprawling halls of justice.
Well, Ultimate Liar has lied under oath with absolutely no qualms of conscience whatsoever. Shamefully, the prosecution loved
this about him and right away got him to callously lie for them. In fact, Ultimate Liar is so comfortable with lying under
oath that even during his own trial and subsequent conviction he laughed when asked about his lying ways!
Fourth, Lehrmann lies
with pleasure. He was sickeningly disrespectful of all that is good and righteous in life. Even former Lt. Michael Lohman
admitted on the witness stand to telling subordinate Sgt. Arthur "Archie" Kaufman (his subordinate at the time)
not to tell Lehrmann about details of the cover-up.
In covering the case one major news outline reported: "Lehrmann admitted making
up one of the civilian witnesses eventually listed in the NOPD report as supporting the police narrative of events. At a time
when Kaufman was typing up the report, he asked for a name. Lehrmann called out, ‘Lakeisha,' who eventually became the
fictional Lakeisha Smith listed in the report. In his questioning, Kelly said that Dugué spent countless hours trying
to track down Smith and another fictional witness."
"Do you realize he spent hours and days looking up Lakeisha Smith?" asked
the remarkable and sensational "Clobbering" Claude Kelly.
"Did he really?" answered low-down lying Lehrmann. "It
is surprising, because Archie could have just told him."
Lehrmann, you could have all just told the truth in the first place
and this trial wouldn't be happening now!
Lehrmann in the Incident Report: Yet again, well over a year ago (November 10, 2010)
Lehrmann's involvement was well documented on this Web site. By way of reminder, here's what was written.
"THE INCIDENT REPORT
(Item #1): ‘On Tuesday, October 11, 2005 Sergeant Kaufman related he proceeded to the Greyhound Bus Station, temporary
site of New Orleans Police Department's Central Evidence and Property, located in the 1000 block of Loyola Avenue. Sergeant
Kaufman stated he was able to turn in the gun he recovered from the scene of the shooting on the Danzinger Bridge in to Clerk
Hebert. He related the gun, a Colt, .357 magnum, Model Trooper MKIII, revolver, 5 inch barrel, six (6) shot handgun, bearing
serial number 84044J, was turned in and Receipt # 200519927 was assigned the weapon.' (Page 17)
"THE FACTS: ‘[F]ormer-Detective
Jeff Lehrmann will testify ... that, after obtaining a gun from his own garage, [Sgt.] Kaufman announced his intention to
plant the gun in the Danziger case. Because this statement by defendant Kaufman was made during and in furtherance of a conspiracy,
it is admissible not only against Kaufman, but also against all of his fellow defendants.' (Government court brief, Criminal
No: 10-204, filed October 26, 2010)
"The New Orleans' The Times-Picayune newspaper reports: ‘Sometime after a late
September court hearing, Lehrmann described traveling to Kaufman's house along with two sergeants involved in the shooting,
Bowen and Sgt. Robert Gisevius. All of the officers are identified only by their role in the case--such as ‘Investigator'
or ‘Sergeant A' but their identities are clear when referenced against police documents describing either their role
in the NOPD probe or the shooting itself.
‘At his house, Kaufman went into his garage and pulled a bag out of a storage container, Lehrmann
said. When Lehrmann asked what was in the bag, Kaufman replied, "a ham sandwich." But when Lehrmann looked into
the bag he saw a revolver, which Kaufman assured him was "clean," meaning it could not be traced. The gun was entered
into police evidence with a citation that Kaufman picked it up from the Danziger Bridge scene on Sept. 5, the day after the
IN THE DARK: There is no evidence whatsoever that Sgt. Dugué, who, again, was later assigned as an investigator, knew
of Sgt. Kaufman's illegal actions. What is more, neither Kaufman nor Lehrmann ever states that Dugué knew of Kaufman's
actions, or was in on or covering these actions up.
"Moreover, it should be noted that Kaufman never confided in Dugué as
he did fellow investigator Lehrmann and other co-conspirators. On the contrary, both Kaufman and Lehrmann (and all other co-conspirators)
kept said incriminating information and illegal activities from Dugué."
Stay tuned for Day 5.
Embattled "Bobbi" Bernstein: