Louisiana: 5 Cops Plead Guilty to 2005 Post-Katrina Killings

HeadlineApr 21, 2016

In Louisiana, five former police officers pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to the 2005 killings of unarmed African American civilians on the Danziger bridge in the days after Hurricane Katrina. On September 4, 2005, a group of New Orleans police officers opened fire with AK-47s on families crossing the bridge in search of food. Two people, teenager James Brisette and 40-year-old Ronald Madison, were killed. Four more were injured. Police later tried to cover-up the case. On Wednesday, five police officers pled guilty to conspiracy, obstruction of justice and civil rights charges. Their sentences range from 3 to 12 years.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop