Posted: Jul 7, 2011 5:00 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former New Orleans police officer who pleaded guilty to participating in a cover-up of deadly police shootings on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina is due back on the witness stand for more questioning by defense attorneys.
Michael Hunter's cross-examination by attorneys for five current or former officers charged in the Danziger Bridge shootings is scheduled to resume Thursday.
Hunter testified for several hours Wednesday about what he saw on the bridge, where police shot and killed two people and wounded four others less than a week after the 2005 storm.
Hunter said he shot at fleeing people without justification. He also testified that Sgt. Kenneth Bowen, a defendant, randomly sprayed gunfire at wounded people and repeatedly stomped on a dying man who was shot while running from police.