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Jurors visit bridge where cops shot 6, killing 2

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Posted: Jul 26, 2011 10:37 AM
Updated: Jul 26, 2011 10:37 AM
Source: Associated Press

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NEW ORLEANS - Jurors for the trial of five current or former police officers charged in shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina are making an unannounced visit to the scene of the deadly incident.

State and federal law enforcement closed the Danziger Bridge on Tuesday so jurors could survey the area where police shot and killed two people and wounded four others less than a week after the 2005 storm.

Jurors left a bus and took notes as they stood on the east side of the bridge, where officers allegedly shot unarmed, wounded residents who were scrambling for cover behind a concrete barrier.

Testimony is scheduled to resume Wednesday.

IMAGE: WGNO

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