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lord_feldon 12 June 2010 08:54 AM

5 Officers Indicted in Katrina Killing

A federal grand jury has charged five police officers in connection with the shooting death of a civilian in the days after Hurricane Katrina.

Four Kitties 14 July 2010 12:06 AM

olice Officers Charged in Post-Katrina Shootings and Cover-Up

Six current or former police officers have been charged in connection with shootings on the Danziger Bridge in the days after Hurricane Katrina that left two dead and four wounded.

lord_feldon 22 June 2011 10:43 PM

Jury selection in Danziger Bridge shootings case under way

Jury selection in the high-stakes Danziger Bridge shootings case has begun, with U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt questioning a pool of about 75 potential jurors throughout the morning.

Engelhardt asked the group a series of questions, ranging from whether any of them stayed in their homes for Hurricane Katrina and what their views on law enforcement are.

snopes 12 July 2011 06:39 AM

Ex-cop admits helping to cover up Hurricane Katrina shootings
A former police detective testifiedthat he participated in a plot to fabricate witnesses, falsify reports and plant a gun to make it seem police were justified in shooting unarmed residents on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina.

AnglRdr 05 August 2011 06:40 PM

Jury convicts 5 officers in Katrina shootings
A federal jury convicted five current or former police officers Friday of civil rights violations in the deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina, but decided they were not guilty of murder.

Ryda Wong, EBfCo. 05 August 2011 06:56 PM


Faulcon, the only defendant to testify, said he was "paralyzed with fear" when he shot and killed a 40-year-old mentally disabled man, Ronald Madison, as he chased him and his brother, Lance Madison. Faulcon didn't dispute that he shot an unarmed man in the back, but he testified that he had believed Ronald Madison was armed and posed a threat.
One would think that a person paralized by fear wouldn't be able to chase and shoot a man.

DesertRat 06 August 2011 01:28 AM

While I respect that the situation in New Orleans was chaotic and that people can make legitimate mistakes in that kind of uncertainty, any potential sympathy I might have had for the accused pretty much dried up upon learning the efforts they took after the fact to obscure the facts and obstruct justice. If their actions were an honest mistake, they would presumably have the moral courage and confidence to stand up and face scrutiny. Their actions strongly suggest they knew what they were doing was wrong at the moment they were doing it; moreover, since they'd established a pattern of dishonesty, why should I believe them now?

F**k 'em. The jury made the right call.

snopes 09 December 2011 07:09 PM

Officer found guilty of lying about post-Katrina shooting
A jury has convicted one police officer and acquitted another of lying about their role in a civilian's killing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

JoeBentley 04 April 2012 09:25 PM

Ex-New Orleans cops get prison time in Danziger Bridge shootings


(CNN) -- A federal judge Wednesday sentenced five former New Orleans police officers to prison terms ranging from six to 65 years for the shootings of unarmed civilians in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, prosecutors said.

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