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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MICHAEL HUNTER
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If this matter were to go to trial, the Government would prove beyond a reasonable doubt, through the introduction of competent testimony and admissible tangible exhibits, the following facts to support the allegations in the two-count Bill of Information now pending against defendant [New Orleans Police Officer] MICHAEL HUNTER, charging the defendant with one count of conspiring to obstruct justice in the investigation of the Danziger Bridge shooting that occurred on September 4, 2005, and with one count of misprision of a felony. Specifically, Count One charges that defendant HUNTER conspired with other New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Officers, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371, to commit the following offenses against the United States:
a. to knowingly falsify and make a false entry in a document with intent to impede, obstruct, and influence the investigation and proper administration of a matter within federal jurisdiction, and in relation to and in contemplation of such a matter, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1519; and
b. to knowingly engage in misleading conduct toward another person with intent to hinder, delay, and prevent the communication of truthful information to a federal law enforcement officer and judge of information relating to the commission and possible commission of a federal offense, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1512(b)(3); All in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371.
Count Two charges defendant HUNTER with misprision of a felony, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 4, for concealing crimes he witnessed on the Danziger Bridge. From September 4, 2005, until March 2010, the defendant knew that officers with NOPD had engaged in deprivations of rights under color of law, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 242, and that these deprivations of rights had resulted in bodily injury and death to civilians on the Danziger Bridge in New Orleans on September 4, 2005. The defendant concealed these crimes and provided false statements to investigators; All in violation of 18 U.S.C. 4.
The Shootings and the Start of the Conspiracy
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MICHAEL HUNTER * * * FACTUAL BASIS If this matter were to go to trial, the Government would prove beyond a reasonable doubt, through the…