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Former New Orleans officers plead guilty for Danziger Bridge shootings | Washington Post

Five former New Orleans police officers pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that stem from the shooting of six unarmed people — two of whom died — in the days after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

These officers were sentenced to terms of between three and 12 years in prison, far less than they faced after being convicted at an earlier trial that was scuttled after what a federal court later described as “shocking breaches of prosecutorial ethics.”

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