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Final report expected in 2012 killing of unarmed man by NOPD officer

Wendell Allen died March 7, 2012 when New Orleans police executed a search warrant at a Gentilly home (FOX 8 file photo). Wendell Allen died March 7, 2012 when New Orleans police executed a search warrant at a Gentilly home (FOX 8 file photo).
Officer Joshua Colclough (L) fired his gun once, killing Allen as the 20-year-old came down a flight of stairs (FOX 8 file photo). Officer Joshua Colclough (L) fired his gun once, killing Allen as the 20-year-old came down a flight of stairs (FOX 8 file photo).
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The New Orleans Independent Police Monitor will release the final report Tuesday on the investigation into the Wendell Allen case.

A notice from the New Orleans Independent Police Monitor's office says Susan Hutson plans to release findings in the case of Wendell Allen and make recommendations to prevent another shooting.

Allen died March 7, 2012 when New Orleans police executed a search warrant at a Gentilly home.

During the search, officer Joshua Colclough fired his gun once, killing Allen as the 20-year-old came down a flight of stairs.

Allen was unarmed.

District Attorney Leon Cannizarro said it was clear there was no justification for the shooting and in the officer's own statement to investigators, Colclough said he didn't see a weapon.

Before the officer pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges, he made an emotional apology to Allen's family.

“This has been very hard and confusing.  I'm so sorry it took so long and I'm very sorry for what I put your family through,” Colclough told Allen’s family. “I'm glad that you're finally sitting here and actually talking like this.”

“I forgave you three months ago after my son got killed,” replied Natasha Allen, the victim’s mother. “I prayed and all I want to know is what happened, but I forgave you.”

The Independent Police Monitor reviewed the case and will discuss the findings Tuesday afternoon. A press conference is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

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