Officer Sentenced to 8 Years in Danziger Bridge Case
Today Officer Michael Hunter -- the first NOPD officer to plead guilty in the notorious Danziger Bridge shooting in which two unarmed civilians were killed and four wounded -- was sentenced to the maximum of eight years in prison. If he testifies against other officers, as expected, he will be eligible to have his sentence reduced.
Hunter pleaded guilty in April to obstruction of justice and acknowledged participating in a cover-up of the shooting. In court, Hunter apologized to the families of those killed and wounded on the bridge that day for "not having the courage" to come forward sooner.
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