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U.S. officials to probe shootings

October 01, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Federal officials will investigate the New Orleans police officers involved in fatal shootings that happened on a city bridge after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, authorities said.

The announcement comes a little more than a month after the dismissal of state charges against seven New Orleans police officers accused of gunning down several people on the Danziger Bridge in the chaotic aftermath of Katrina. Two men were killed.

Police have acknowledged the officers shot people but said they had come under fire.

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