Former NOPD Officer Sentenced to Eight Years for Danziger Bridge Incident

Posted on Dec 1, 2010 in Katrina, Local Issues, NOPD

Former NOPD Officer Michael Hunter was sentenced to eight years in prison this afternoon for his participation in the shooting and police coverup in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that is now being referred to as the Danziger Bridge incident.

Photo Courtesy of propublica.org

Surprisingly enough prosecutors (not Hunter’s defense attorneys) had been seeking to delay Mr. Hunter’s sentencing until after his testimony against other NOPD officers indicted in the matter.

U.S. District Court Judge Sarah Vance denied requests for delay and imposed the maximum allowable sentence under the law. Hunter will, however, be eligible for a sentence reduction if he testifies against other officers later in the proceedings (which he is expected to do).

Michael Hunter pled guilty to obstruction of justice and misprision of a felony earlier this year in April.

For backstory on the Danziger Bridge shooting, head to Nola.com.

If you or someone you know are victims of police corruption or miscarriage of justice, contact Bloom Legal at 504-599-9997 to schedule a consultation to discuss the details of your case.

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