Lohman, the ranking officer on the scene of the Danziger Bridge shootings, testified Tuesday that he didn’t order officers to devise a cover story and wouldn’t have objected if they had acknowledged wrongdoing. But instead of encouraging them to tell the truth, Lohman said he helped orchestrate a cover-up to make the shootings of unarmed residents on Sept. 4, 2005, appear justified.
“The guys who were involved in this were co-workers, and some of them were friends of mine. I didn’t want anybody to get into trouble,” Lohman testified on the second day of a federal trial of five other current or former officers.
Source: The Associated Press via MSNBC.