Recent Negligent Homicide Case Acquittal
Jury acquits WMPD officer Jody Ledoux in homeless man’s death
A six-person jury found Jody Ledoux not guilty of negligent homicide after a weeklong trial related to a December 2014 incident where the West Monroe police officer shot and killed 51-year-old Raymond Keith Martinez.
Martinez was described as drunk when Ledoux encountered him outside a convenience store in West Monroe on Dec. 4, 2014. After arriving at the store, Ledoux exited his patrol car and shot Martinez four times. Martinez died at a local hospital later that evening as a result of his injuries.