Ex-cops' convictions over 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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