Former New Orleans Cops Sentenced For Cover Up of Bridge Shooting During Hurricane Katrina

Former NO cops sentences to 6-65 years for Hurricane Katrina bridge shooting

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Former New Orleans Cops Sentenced For Cover Up of Bridge Shooting During Hurricane Katrina

Its a shame that this is getting resolved now. Its been nearly 7 years and the police officers involved in the shooting and cover up of the shooting are finally being brought to justice in this situation.

Read the report from 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 on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina.

Kenneth Bowen, Robert Gisevius, Anthony Villavaso and Robert Faulcon were convicted of firearms charges in the shootings.Retired Sgt. Arthur “Archie” Kaufman, who was assigned to investigate the shootings, was convicted of helping orchestrate the cover-up.

Faulcon received the stiffest sentence of 65 years. Bowen and Gisevius each got 40 years while Villavaso was sentenced to 38 years. Kaufman received the lightest sentence at six years.

A federal jury convicted the officers in August 2011 of civil rights violations in the shootings on the Danziger Bridge and the cover-up.

Police shot six people, killing two, less than a week after the storm’s landfall on Aug. 29, 2005. 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.

U.S. District Kurt Engelhardt heard hours of testimony earlier in the day from prosecutors, defense attorneys, relatives of shooting victims and the officers.

Its pretty horrible how the real ugliness came out of so many people during this horrific ordeal that still haunts so many people today. Hopefully, the families of the victims have some closure and resolve from the sentencing.

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2 Responses to “Former New Orleans Cops Sentenced For Cover Up of Bridge Shooting During Hurricane Katrina”

  1. Mimi says:

    Praise the Lord for his mercy and true sense of justice during Passion Week. It is not an accident that it happened during this time. We need to, as a people, turn to the Lord and forget all this licentiousness, wickedness, jealousy, hate, etc. We need to stop trying to measure ourselves against the whites, but praise God and live as brothers and sisters.

  2. AT2W Staff says:

    You are so right. It did happen on Easter week and we do need to stop trying to be like others and concentrate on God not man (white men, for example).

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