Five police officers were convicted of shooting unarmed people post-Katrina in New Orleans.
New Orleans cops convicted in post-Katrina shootings --
Five current or former police officers were found guilty Friday of deprivation of rights and other civil rights violations tied to fatal shootings on New Orleans' Danziger Bridge in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, federal prosecutors said.
Jurors reached a verdict after three days of deliberations
The shootings occurred on Danziger Bridge on September 4, 2005, six days after much of New Orleans went underwater after the powerful hurricane slammed into the Gulf Coast.
Prosecutors contended the officers opened fire, killing 17-year-old James Brissette. Minutes later, an officer shot and killed 40-year-old Ronald Madison, prosecutors said. Four others were wounded.
Kenneth Bowen, Robert Gisevius, Robert Faulcon and Anthony Villavasoare had been charged in the shootings along with a fifth defendant, former detective Arthur Kaufman...
------This conviction shows that there is a small minority of really bad cops. In New Orleans the cop culture seems to have been especially rotten.
Danziger Bridge jury form details charges against 5 guilty NOPD officers