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Katrina police

Suspended New Orleans police officer Sgt. Robert Gisevius Jr., left and former officer Robert Faulcon, Jr., rear, leave the city jail in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 5, 2007. Seven policemen charged in the deadly bridge shootings after Hurricane Katrina will be allowed to post bail, and the six still on the New Orleans Police force can return to limited duty. (AP Photo/Steve Kashishian)

Ex-cops sentenced in Katrina killings

April 5, 2012

Five former New Orleans police officers were sentenced Apr. 4 to prison terms ranging from six to 65 years for their roles in deadly shootings of unarmed residents in the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina, with the judge lashing out at prosecutors on their handling of the case.