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Sep 23, 2010 9:47 PM by Alison Haynes

No bond for officers in Katrina police shootings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A magistrate has rejected another bid to set
bond for four current or former New Orleans police officers charged
in deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge in Hurricane
Katrina's aftermath.
Defense attorneys on Thursday asked U.S. Magistrate Louis Moore
Jr. to free their clients from jail pending a trial.
They asked Moore to consider testimony by Lance Madison, whose
brother, Ronald, was gunned down by police, that six teenagers had
shot at them as they crossed the Danziger Bridge, before police
opened fire.
But a prosecutor, Bobbi Bernstein, suggested that Madison
mistook officers' gunfire as coming from unarmed victims of the
shootings.
Moore refused in July to set bond for Robert Gisevius, Kenneth
Bowen, Anthony Villavaso and Robert Faulcon. The magistrate said
Madison's testimony didn't persuade him to alter his earlier
ruling.

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