Police In Katrina Shootings Jailed

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Danziger Bridge, Where The Shooing Occurred

Five former New Orleans police were sentenced today.  They had shot and killed two unarmed civilians on a bridge during the mess left from Hurricane Katrina and the resulting flooding.  The longest sentencing was 65 years, received by Robert Faulcon.  Arthur Kaufman, who was tasked with investigating the crime, was sentenced to 6 years for helping cover-up the event.

The other four were part of a group of officers who received a call on September 4th, 2005, that police were being fired at on a bridge.  Once they arrived they shot at an unarmed family, as well as a man who was fleeing the scene, who was also unarmed.  A couple, and their daughter and nephew were all wounded, and both a family friend and the man, who had mental and physical disabilities, were killed.

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