Officers In New Orleans Danziger Case Plead Guilty, Sentences Slashed
The shooting that left two dead took place just days after Hurricane Katrina.By Eugene Daniels | April 20, 2016
Five former New Orleans police officers involved in the 2005 shooting deaths of unarmed citizens and the subsequent cover-up had their prison sentences slashed.
"As part of their plea agreements, the district court accepted their guilty pleas. As well as the negotiated sentencing terms," U.S. Attorney Ken Polite told press Wednesday.
The shooting happened just days after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Four of the officers said they were responding to a report of an officer being shot at on the Danziger Bridge and ended up shooting six people, killing two. The other officer was accused of orchestrating a cover-up to make sure the shootings were deemed justified.