Mistrial Declared in Katrina Police Shootings Case | Reuters | 1/27/12

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NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – A federal judge declared a mistrial in the case of Gerard Dugue, a retired police detective, accused of conspiring to cover up wrongdoing in fatal police shootings in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Dugue was accused of obstructing justice, lying to the FBI and violating the civil rights of two people by writing false police reports about the September 2005 shooting. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt granted the mistrial after a prosecutor mentioned a separate case that involved the defendant while questioning Dugue on the witness stand.

For full article see Mistrial declared in Katrina police shootings case | Reuters.

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