- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

HOUMA, La. (AP) - A federal lawsuit claiming the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office violated the constitutional rights of a teenager who was shot and killed by a deputy in 2014 has been set for trial.

The Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1pkxQRk) U.S. District Judge Jane Milazzo will hear the case brought by the family of Cameron Tillman on March 20, 2017, in New Orleans.

Tillman’s parents filed suit Sept. 21, 2015 against Sheriff Jerry Larpenter and deputies Preston Norman and Andrew Lewis.

Norman is accused of fatally shooting Tillman Sept. 23, 2014 at an abandoned home near Houma. Lewis accompanied him to the house but did not shoot at Tillman.

On March 26, 2015, a grand jury declined to indict Norman, who said in a state police report that Tillman had pointed a pistol-like BB gun at him.

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Information from: The Courier, https://www.houmatoday.com


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