Originally published on Tue September 17, 2013 7:19 pm
A federal judge ordered a new trial for five former New Orleans Police Department officers convicted in connection to the shooting deaths of two men on the Danziger Bridge in New Orleans.
The shootings gained national attention because they took place during the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports the judge ordered a new trial because of the "grotesque" misconduct of federal prosecutors. The paper adds: