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  • US names investigator in Danziger case

    December 6, 2012 12:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Justice Department has appointed a veteran prosecutor to investigate allegations that the U.S. attorney's office conducted a smear campaign and leaked information to news organizations during the case against police officers accused of deadly shootings at a bridge shortly after Hurricane Katrina. John Horn, first assistant... more »
  • Judge seeks records related to leaks probe

    June 12, 2012 11:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to turn over any documents that show they tried to determine whether somebody leaked confidential information about its probe of deadly police shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Attorneys for five former police officers convicted of charges... more »
  • Prosecutors: No need for new trial in Katrina case

    June 5, 2012 4:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Prosecutors are urging a judge to reject defense attorneys' claims that a "secret public relations campaign" by federal authorities deprived five former police officers of a fair trial on charges stemming from deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge following Hurricane Katrina. In a court filing Tuesday,... more »
  • New Orleans lawmaker: Rename Danziger Bridge

    March 1, 2012 7:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans lawmaker wants to rename the notorious Danziger Bridge, the site of deadly police shootings after Hurricane Katrina. Democratic Rep. Wesley Bishop has proposed a bill to name the span the Madison-Brissette Memorial Bridge, after the two men who were killed: 17-year-old James Brissette and... more »
  • Ex-cop gets 4 years for Katrina cover-up

    November 2, 2011 3:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has sentenced a former New Orleans police lieutenant to four years in prison for his role in a plot to cover up deadly police shootings on a city bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Michael Lohman faced a maximum of five years in prison for... more »
  • Trial delayed for cop charged in Katrina shootings

    September 12, 2011 4:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has postponed a trial for a retired police sergeant charged with plotting to cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Gerard Dugue's trial was scheduled to begin Sept. 26, but his attorney and prosecutors asked... more »
  • Group launches effort to rename Danziger Bridge

    August 29, 2011 5:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The African American Leadership Project wants the Danziger Bridge renamed for the two men killed there by New Orleans police days after Hurricane Katrina. Ronald Madison and James Brissette were killed on the bridge. The community activist group planned a meeting and ceremony to announce the... more »
  • Ex-cop's sentencing delayed in Katrina case

    August 18, 2011 2:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has postponed a sentencing hearing for a former police officer who pleaded guilty to helping cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman agreed Thursday to postpone Ignatius Hill's sentencing hearing from... more »
  • Ex-cop to be sentenced Nov. 17 in Katrina case

    August 16, 2011 4:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has agreed to postpone a sentencing hearing for a former police officer who pleaded guilty to helping cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Robert Barrios was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday. On Tuesday, however,... more »
  • Jury convicts 5 officers in post-Katrina shootings

    August 5, 2011 12:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal jury has convicted five current or former police officers of civil rights violations in the deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. All five officers were convicted Friday of charges stemming from the cover-up of the shootings. The four who had... more »
  • 2 days of talks yields no verdict in Katrina case

    August 4, 2011 5:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal jury has deliberated for a second day without reaching a verdict in the trial of five current or former police officers charged in deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Deliberations are scheduled to resume Friday. During Thursday's deliberations, U.S.... more »
  • Jury deliberations resume Thursday in Katrina case

    August 4, 2011 10:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jurors have returned for a second day of deliberations in the trial of five current or former police officers charged in deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. The jury deliberated for several hours Wednesday without reaching a verdict. Deliberations resumed Thursday morning.... more »
  • Katrina shooting trial jurors to get case Wednesday

    July 29, 2011 11:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jurors are scheduled to hear closing arguments Tuesday in the trial of five current or former New Orleans police officers charged in deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt announced Friday that he expects the jury to begin... more »
  • Defense rests case in New Orleans shootings trial

    July 28, 2011 4:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The defense has rested in the trial of five current or former police officers charged in deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Jurors heard nearly five weeks of testimony by prosecution and defense witnesses before the defendants' attorneys rested their case Thursday.... more »
  • Jurors visit bridge where cops shot 6, killing 2

    July 26, 2011 10:37 AM

    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... more »
  • Expert: Victim shot 3 times after fatal blast

    July 14, 2011 3:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A forensic pathologist has testified that a teenager gunned down by police on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina was shot at least three times while lying face down on the ground after he was fatally wounded by a shotgun blast to the head. Dr.... more »
  • Expert: Bullet from body matched to officer's gun

    July 13, 2011 11:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A firearms expert says he matched a bullet removed from the body of a teenager gunned down on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina to an assault rifle used by a police officer charged in the deadly shootings. Patrick Lane, a government witness in the... more »
  • FBI agent saw holes in Katrina shooting probe

    July 12, 2011 12:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal jury has heard an FBI supervisor describe her growing suspicions as she and other agents interviewed the officer who was assigned to investigate deadly police shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Testifying Tuesday at a trial for five current or former... more »
  • Shooting victim's brother thought teen had gun

    July 8, 2011 4:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man whose mentally disabled brother was gunned down by police at the foot of a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina testified Friday that he believed teenagers were shooting at them before a truckload of officers arrived and opened fire - a recollection he now disavows.... more »
  • Trial opens for cops charged in Katrina shootings

    June 27, 2011 12:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal prosecutor says New Orleans police officers decided to "shoot first and ask questions later" when they shot to death two unarmed people and wounded four others on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina. But lawyers for five current or former officers charged in the shootings... more »
  • Jury selected in bridge shooting trial

    June 23, 2011 4:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Twelve jurors, plus four alternates, have been picked to hear the case of five current or former New Orleans police officers charged in deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath. The jury - seven men and five women - was... more »
  • Another former officer charged: Katrina Bridge Shootings

    May 21, 2010 12:01 PM

    The 5th former New Orleans police officer has been charged in connection to the federal investigation of the shootings on a New Orleans bridge, a few days after Hurricane Katrina. Igatius Hills, 33, was charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice and misprision of felony today. Police officers are... more »
  • Man charged in Danziger case gets court case

    April 5, 2010 10:44 AM

    A man charged with lying to the FBI about deadly police shootings on a New Orleans bridge in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is set to make his initial court appearance later this month. Authorities say Marion David Ryder was near the Danziger Bridge when officers shot and killed... more »

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