Jury Selection Begins in Katrina Police Shootings

June 22, 2011  |  

(Washington Post) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Wednesday in a trial of five current or former New Orleans police officers charged in deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina’s chaotic aftermath.  Five former officers already have pleaded guilty to participating in a cover-up to make it appear that police were justified in fatally shooting two people and wounding four others on the Danziger Bridge less than a week after the 2005 storm’s landfall.

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