5 ex-cops sentenced in katrina killings

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PostThu Apr 05, 2012 6:15 am » by E6722maj

5 ex-cops sentenced in Katrina killings case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Five former New Orleans police officers were sentenced Wednesday to prison terms ranging from six to 65 years for their roles in deadly shootings of unarmed residents in the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina, with the judge lashing out at prosecutors for two hours on their handling of the case.
Police shot six people at a bridge on Sept. 4, 2005, killing two, less than a week after Katrina made landfall. To make the shootings appear justified, officers conspired to plant a gun, fabricate witnesses and falsify reports. The case became the centerpiece of the Justice Department's push to clean up the troubled New Orleans Police Department.
Kenneth Bowen, Robert Gisevius, Anthony Villavaso and Robert Faulcon were convicted of federal firearms charges that carried mandatory minimum prison sentences of at least 35 years. Retired Sgt. Arthur "Archie" Kaufman, who was assigned to investigate the shootings, was convicted of helping orchestrate the cover-up.

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PostThu Apr 05, 2012 10:47 am » by Mediasorcerer

fancy surviving a hurricane, only to be shot?
with the power of soul,anything is possible
with the power of you,anything that you wanna do

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PostThu Apr 05, 2012 4:50 pm » by E6722maj

mediasorcerer wrote:fancy surviving a hurricane, only to be shot?

that would indeed suck


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PostThu Apr 05, 2012 5:17 pm » by The57ironman

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