Cops' Convictions Tossed in Hurricane Katrina Killings

A New Orleans judge has ordered a new trial for five former police officers convicted in 2011.
1:17 | 09/18/13

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Five cops convicted of shooting civilians and then covering it up in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina might get a chance to get out of jail. All because of prosecutorial misconduct. Robert falcon. Robert -- -- -- Kenneth Bowen Anthony Villa boss so and Arthur Kaufman all convicted of killing two civilians and covering it up. The five officers were responding to what they thought was an officer down on the Danziger bridge there was no officer down in fact. Victims of Hurricane Katrina we're trying to cross the bridge when cops shot at them killing two. And mentally disabled man and seventeen year old boy four others were -- The cops were convicted. And we're set to serve between 38 to 65 years in prison but the judge discover the prosecutors even officials representing the officers on trial. Posted comments on the website of the New Orleans times Picayune stating. The officers should be convicted -- and trying to sway public opinion in their favor. The judge says because the comments and of the leaks to the press. The officers didn't get a fair trial and has now ordered a new one will -- attorneys for those five officers hailed the ruling. While families of the victims -- the judge's decision brought back painful memories and court date is now set a month from now.

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