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Jul 14, 2010 1:19 PM by Melissa Canone

Officers Charged In Shooting Deaths On Danziger Bridge Pleaded Not Guilty

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three of the officers charged in the shooting
deaths of two unarmed residents on the Danziger Bridge in Hurricane
Katrina's aftermath have entered not guilty pleas.
Sgts. Robert Gisevius and Kenneth Bowen and officer Anthony
Villavaso made their initial court appearances in New Orleans on
Wednesday.
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's office said the Justice Department
hasn't decided whether to seek the death penalty against them and
former officer Robert Faulcon, who was arrested in Texas on
Tuesday.
The case is one of several probes of alleged misconduct by New
Orleans police officers that the Justice Department opened after
the August 2005 storm.
Five former officers already have pleaded guilty to helping
cover up the shootings that killed two residents and wounded four
others.

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