Three of the New Orleans police officers charged with shooting unarmed civilians in the days after Hurricane Katrina will be held without bond until their September trial, a judge ruled today.
Kenneth Bowen, Robert Gisevius and Anthony Villavaso face charges of civil rights violations for allegedly killing two civilians and wounding four others on the Danziger Bridge in New Orleans. Their trial is scheduled for Sept. 13. They have pleaded not guilty.
The fourth person charged in the shootings, former officer Robert Faulcon, was arrested in Texas and has not yet entered a plea.
Two other police officers have been charged with helping to cover up police wrongdoing in the shootings. Their arraignment is scheduled for July 27.