Four alleged humans and former NOPD officers were sentenced to decades in prison for killing unarmed civilians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Robert Faulcon got 65 years for shotgunning a man in the back while Kenneth Bowen got 40 years for spraying AK-47 fire at cowering civilians. A fifth officer got 6 years for participating in the coverup.
This wasn’t racial. Faulcon and another officer are black. No one has ever determined a motive for these sickening killings. That’s what’s always stupefied me. Why did they do it? Perhaps they are depraved individuals and their mask of civilization finally cracked. Because I really can’t think of any other answer.
This was a federal prosecution, initiated after NOPD did their best toÂ cover upÂ the killings and slime the dead and injured. Thus the officers will do the vast bulk of their time.