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  • New Orleans lawmaker: Rename Danziger Bridge

    March 1, 2012 7:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A New Orleans lawmaker wants to rename the notorious Danziger Bridge, the site of deadly shootings after Hurricane Katrina. Democratic Rep. Wesley Bishop has proposed a bill to name the span the Madison-Brissette Memorial Bridge, after the two men who were killed: 17-year-old James Brissette... more »
  • Officers Charged In Shooting Deaths On Danziger Bridge Pleaded Not Guilty

    July 14, 2010 1:19 PM

    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.... more »
  • 4 NOPD Charged in Danziger Bridge Shooting

    July 13, 2010 3:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Four New Orleans police officers have been charged with federal civil rights violations in the deadly shootings of unarmed people on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Two others were charged in the same indictment with trying to cover up the shootings. The indictment unsealed Tuesday charges... more »
  • 3rd Ex-Officer Pleads Guilty In Danziger Bridge Shootings

    April 7, 2010 4:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former New Orleans police officer has told authorities he saw a fellow officer shoot and kick unarmed, wounded civilians in a deadly incident on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. The former officer, Michael Hunter, pleaded guilty Wednesday to helping cover up the shootings on... more »
  • Plea Agreement In Danziger Bridge Shooting

    April 6, 2010 12:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The attorney for a civilian charged with lying to the FBI about deadly police shootings on a New Orleans bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath says his client has a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. A court filing last week says Marion David Ryder falsely claimed he... more »
  • Opelousas Man Connected to Danziger Bridge Shooting

    April 2, 2010 6:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A convicted felon was charged Thursday with lying to the FBI about deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath that led to a police cover-up. David Ryder, 45, of Opelousas, falsely claimed that he was chasing a group... more »
  • Update: Danziger Bridge Shooting

    March 30, 2010 1:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A third New Orleans police officer is expected to plead guilty in a federal probe of a deadly shooting in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. A person familiar with the case said a bill of information is expected to be filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court against Officer... more »
  • Second Police Officer Pleads Guilty

    March 11, 2010 2:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A second former New Orleans police officer pleaded guilty Thursday to covering up the deadly shooting of unarmed residents after Hurricane Katrina, with a judge calling the plot a "despicable" scheme that immeasurably compounded the storm's damage. Jeffrey Lehrmann, who left the police department in 2006... more »

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