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Hurricane Katrina scandal reaches milestone

NEW ORLEANS-- A scandal that happened after Hurricane Katrina has reached a milestone.

Days after Katrina hit, five police officers shot six people, killing two of them on the Danziger Bridge.

To make the shootings seem justified, officers conspired to plant a gun, they even tried to make up witnesses and falsify reports.

Thursday, all five former officers were convicted and sentenced.

Tom Perez with The Department of Justice said, "Regrettably, the acts of heroism of so many have been overshadowed by the misconduct of a few.Everyone will have their own thoughts about the sentences.  Some may think they're too high.Some may think they're too low."

The convicted officers are expected to appeal.
 

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