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Five police convicted in post-Katrina shootings
[link to www.latimes.com
Reporting from Atlanta— Five current and former New Orleans police officers were convicted Friday on federal charges stemming from the Danziger Bridge case, perhaps the most notorious of several instances of violent police misconduct in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when the city was plunged into chaos and fear.
On Sept. 4, 2005, six days after the city flooded, a group of police, responding to a call that fellow officers had come under fire, rode to the bridge in a Budget rental truck and shot at the people walking on it, killing two and injuring four. Federal prosecutors alleged that the civilians were unarmed — and that the officers later took part in an elaborate coverup.
They were give a slap on the hand and told they could have no cookies tonight.
Only 2 people were murdered by them and 4 were critically wounded.
Heck, that happens any day...