5 NOPD Officers GUILTY in Post-Katrina Danziger Bridge Shootings and Cover-up

The verdicts are in for this sensational trial. Five New Orleans police officers have been convicted in the deaths of two people and the injuring of four others on the Danziger Bridge in the days after Hurricane Katrina. I believe part of the soul of New Orleans is involved in each one of these sickening, horrific trials.

Once again, the highest praise and the most sincere thanks go out to James Letten, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He again nailed the bad guys and gave some much needed closure to the families of the injured and dead. Thanks for healing our collective NOLA souls, one bad guy at a time.

Danziger Trial Juror Walk Through

Danziger Trial Juror Walk Through

Count 1

Deprivation of James Brissette’s civil rights

Kenneth Bowen: Guilty

Robert Gisevius: Guilty

Robert Faulcon: Guilty

Anthony Villavaso: Guilty

If guilty, jury must answer this question:

Did the offense result in the death of James Brissette? Guilty

Use of a firearm in the Brissette shooting (only to be considered if at least one defendant is found guilty in Count 1)

Kenneth Bowen: Guilty

Kenneth Bowen: Guilty

Robert Gisevius: Guilty

Robert Faulcon: Guilty

Anthony Villavaso: Guilty

For any defendant found guilty of Count 2, jury must answer this question: Did the defendant’s use of a firearm cause the death of James Brissette? Yes

Kenneth Bowen: No

Robert Gisevius: No

Robert Faulcon: No

Anthony Villavaso: No

If the answer for any of those defendants was yes, the jury must also answer this question:

Did the death of James Brissette involve circumstances constituting murder? No

Count 3

Deprivation of Susan Bartholomew’s civil rights

Kenneth Bowen: Guilty

Robert Gisevius: Guilty

Robert Faulcon: Guilty

Anthony Villavaso: Guilty

Count 4

Deprivation of Leonard Bartholomew III’s civil rights

Kenneth Bowen: Guilty

Robert Gisevius: Guilty

Robert Faulcon: Guilty

Anthony Villavaso: Guilty

Count 5

Deprivation of Lesha Bartholomew’s civil rights

Kenneth Bowen: Guilty

Robert Gisevius: Guilty

Robert Faulcon: Guilty

Anthony Villavaso: Guilty

Count 6

Deprivation of Jose Holmes’ civil rights

Kenneth Bowen: Guilty

Robert Gisevius: Guilty

Robert Faulcon: Guilty

Anthony Villavaso: Guilty

Count 7

Use of a firearm in the shootings of Holmes and the Bartholomews

Kenneth Bowen: Guilty

Robert Gisevius: Guilty

Robert Faulcon: Guilty

Anthony Villavaso: Guilty

Count 8

Deprivation of Ronald Madison’s civil rights by shooting

Robert Faulcon: Guilty

If guilty, jury must also answer this question:

Did the offense result in the death of Ronald Madison? Yes 

Count 9

Use of a firearm in the Madison shooting

Robert Faulcon: Guilty

If guilty, jury must also answer this question:

Did the defendant cause the death of Ronald Madison? Yes

If the answer is yes, the jury must also answer this question:

Did the death of Ronald Madison involve circumstances constituting murder? No

Count 10

Deprivation of Ronald Madison’s civil rights by beating

Kenneth Bowen: Guilty

Count 11

Conspiracy to obstruct justice and make false statements

Kenneth Bowen: Guilty

Robert Gisevius: Guilty

Robert Faulcon: Guilty

Anthony Villavaso: Guilty

Arthur “Archie” Kaufman: Guilty

Count 12

Conspiracy to violate Jose Holmes’ civil rights by false prosecution

Kenneth Bowen: Guilty

Robert Gisevius: Guilty

Robert Faulcon: Guilty

Anthony Villavaso: Guilty

Arthur “Archie” Kaufman: Guilty

Count 13

Conspiracy to violate Lance Madison’s civil rights by false prosecution

Kenneth Bowen: Guilty

Robert Gisevius: Guilty

Arthur “Archie” Kaufman: Guilty

Count 14

Falsification of evidence to obstruct justice

Arthur “Archie” Kaufman: Guilty

Count 15

Obstruction of justice by planting a firearm

Arthur “Archie” Kaufman: Guilty

Count 16

Making false statements to the FBI regarding a firearm

Arthur “Archie” Kaufman: Guilty

Count 17

Falsification of victim statements

Arthur “Archie” Kaufman: Guilty

Count 18

False statements to the FBI regarding victim statements

Arthur “Archie” Kaufman: Guilty

Count 19

September 2005 false statement to Arthur Kaufman in NOPD report

Kenneth Bowen: Guilty

Count 20

January 2006 taped false statement about shooting

Kenneth Bowen: Guilty

Count 21

January 2006 taped false statement about shooting

Robert Gisevius: Guilty

Count 22

June 2006 taped false statement about shooting

Robert Faulcon: Guilty

Count 23

January 2006 taped false statement about shooting

Anthony Villavaso: Guilty

Count 24

Fabrication of witnesses

Arthur “Archie” Kaufman: Guilty

Count 25

False statements to the FBI regarding fabrication of witnesses

Arthur “Archie” Kaufman: Guilty

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~ by neworleansmusicman on August 6, 2011.

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