Judge orders new trial for 5 former officers convicted in killings on La. bridge after Katrina

  • by: MICHAEL KUNZELMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 17, 2013 - 8:00 PM

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a new trial for five former New Orleans police officers convicted of civil rights violations stemming from deadly shootings on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina, concluding the case had been tainted by "grotesque prosecutorial misconduct."

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