US Attorney General Eric Holder
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Police charged in Katrina deaths on Danziger Bridge

Six New Orleans police officers have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of civilians on a bridge in the days after Hurricane Katrina.

Four officers are alleged to have opened fire on unarmed people on the city's Danziger Bridge.

Two died and four were hurt in the 2005 incident.

US Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department would vigorously pursue anyone who allegedly violated the law.

  • 14 Jul 2010