New Orleans cops convicted in post-Katrina shootings case - CNN.com Five current or former police officers were found guilty Friday on a combined 25 counts of civil rights violations tied to fatal shootings on New Orleans' Danziger Bridge in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Justice Department officials said. Jurors reached a verdict in the closely watched trial after three days of deliberations. The five men are scheduled to be sentenced on December 14. Bowen, Gisevius, Faulcon and Villavaso are facing potential multiple life sentences, as well as additional penalties for charges tied to a conspiracy to cover up what happened on the bridge. Kaufman faces a maximum penalty of 120 years in prison. Cops...actually convicted and receiving sentences like ordinary citizens? Seems like it.