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A federal jury on Friday convicted five current or former police officers in the deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina.
Jurors on Wednesday began deciding the fate of five current or former police officers charged in deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Hurricane Katrina gave no excuse for the carnage on a New Orleans bridge where police fatally shot two unarmed people and wounded four others in 2005, a federal prosecutor said in closing arguments Tuesday at the trial of five current or former officers.
Four police officers are accused of gunning down two unarmed people in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the latest twist for a corruption-plagued police department that already faces several federal investigations.
Four more New Orleans police officers have been charged in the deadly shootings of two people in Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath and could face the death penalty for the killings, which have brought down a string of other officers.