Jun 28, 2011 6:32 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Ex-cop to testify in post-Katrina shootings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury is expected Tuesday to hear from a former New Orleans police lieutenant who pleaded guilty to helping cover up the deadly shootings of unarmed civilians on the Danziger Bridge following Hurricane Katrina.
Michael Lohman has agreed to testify for the government. The shootings left two people dead and four wounded on Sept. 4, 2005.
Prosecutors wrapped up the first day of testimony Monday by putting Susan Bartholomew on the stand. In frequently tearful testimony, she told jurors she felt bullets piercing her body as she huddled with her husband and teenage daughter behind a concrete barrier.
Bartholomew says it wasn't until after the shooting stopped that she realized police officers had shot her, leaving her right arm hanging by just a strip of skin.


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