Ex-cops' convictions over deadly beating upheld

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Posted: Feb 11, 2013 2:09 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Cop, Convictions, Deadly, Beating, Upheld

NEW ORLEANS-A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions and sentences of two former New Orleans police officers over the deadly beating of 48 year-old Raymon Robair.

A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that there was sufficient evidence to support a jury's convictions of Melvin Williams and Matthew Dean Moore.

Williams was sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for kicking Raymond Robair and beating him to death with a baton during a July 2005 encounter in the city's Treme neighborhood.

Moore was sentenced to more than five years in prison for submitting a false report and lying to the FBI.

The case is one of several Justice Department probes of alleged misconduct by New Orleans police officers.

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