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  • 2nd trial opens over deadly Katrina shootings

    January 23, 2012 9:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal trial opens this week for a retired New Orleans police sergeant charged with helping cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for Gerard Dugue, who allegedly submitted a false... more »
  • Trial opens for La. officers charged in shootings

    June 23, 2011 6:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The first day of jury selection ended Wednesday without anyone seated to hear the case of five current or former New Orleans police officers charged in the deadly shootings of unarmed people on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath. For more than five hours, U.S.... more »
  • Trial opens for cops charged in deadly shootings

    June 22, 2011 6:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jury selection is scheduled to begin Wednesday in a trial for five current or former New Orleans police officers charged in deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath. Five former officers already have pleaded guilty to participating in a cover-up... more »
  • Trial opens for cops charged in Katrina killings

    June 21, 2011 10:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A trial opens this week for five current or former New Orleans police officers charged in deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina. It's a case that stunned a city with a long history of police corruption. Jury selection will begin Wednesday... more »
  • Trial opens for ex-La. mayor snared in FBI sting

    June 6, 2011 9:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A trial is scheduled to open Monday for a former Louisiana mayor charged with taking bribes from undercover FBI agents and a government operative who were posing as businessmen hawking a fictitious trash can cleaning product. Former New Roads Mayor Tommy Nelson Jr., who lost his... more »

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