LA: Police found guilty in post-Katrina shootings

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August 7, 2011
Associated Press    
Posted in News, PND News

"A federal jury convicted five current and former police officers yesterday of civil rights violations in connection with six shootings, two of them fatal, on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. It was a victory for the US Justice Department in its push to clean up the city’s troubled Police Department. A total of 20 current or former officers were charged last year. Most of the cases center on actions following the Aug. 29, 2005, storm, which plunged the flooded city into a state of lawlessness and desperation." (04/06/11)  


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