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Former NOPD Supervisor to Plead Guilty to Shooting Innocent Civilians Following Hurricane Katrina

A recently retired New Orleans police supervisor is expected to plead guilty to a federal charge today stemming from a wide-ranging federal probe into the shooting of six people on the Danziger Bridge days after Hurricane Katrina.

Lt. Michael Lohman, a 21-year veteran who was involved in the investigation of the shootings but not the incident itself, will be charged in a bill of information, a source close to the probe said. Such a charge usually signals that a defendant is cooperating with the government and thus would represent a major break in the case for federal prosecutors.

The Associated Press, citing two sources familiar with the case, has reported that Lohman is indeed working with authorities. It's unclear precisely what crime Lohman will plead guilty to. Defendants who agree to cooperate with authorities are often allowed to plead to a reduced charge in exchange for thei

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Added: Feb-24-2010 Occurred On: Feb-23-2010
By: Wegodex
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Tags: New Orleans, NOPD, Police, Police Shooting, Hurricane Katrina, Police Brutality, Danziger Bridge
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (load item map)
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