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Verdicts released in Danziger Trial

5th August 2011   ·   1 Comment

A federal jury has reached a verdict in the trial of five police officers charged in the shooting deaths of civilians on the Danziger Bridge in New Orleans in the days following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. See the full list of the jury’s findings below.

Count 1:
Deprivation of James Brissette’s Civil Rights
Kenneth Bowen: GUILTY
Robert Gisevius: GUILTY
Robert Faulcon: GUILTY
Anthony Villavaso: GUILTY

Count 1a:
Offense DID or DID NOT result in the death of James Brissette
DID

Count 2:
Use of a Firearm in the Commission of Count One
Kenneth Bowen: GUILTY
Robert Gisevius: GUILTY
Robert Faulcon: GUILTY
Anthony Villavaso: GUILTY

Count 2a:
Kenneth Bowen DID or DID NOT cause the death of James Brissette
DID NOT

Count 2b: 
Robert Gisevius DID or DID NOT cause the death of James Brissette
DID NOT

Count 2c:
Robert Faulcon DID or DID NOT cause the death of James Brissette
DID NOT

Count 2d:
Anthony Villavaso DID or DID NOT cause the death of James Brissette
DID NOT

Count 2e: 
The death of James Brissette DID or DID NOT involve circumstances constituting murder
DID NOT

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:
the Use of a Firearm in the Commission of Counts Three through Six
Kenneth Bowen: GUILTY
Robert Gisevius: GUILTY
Robert Faulcon: GUILTY
Anthony Villavaso: GUILTY

Count 8:
Deprivation of Ronald Madison’s Civil Rights
Robert Faulcon: GUILTY

Count 8a:
Offense DID or DID NOT result in death of Ronald Madison
DID

Count 9:
Use of a Firearm in Commission of Count Eight
Robert Faulcon: GUILTY

Count 9a: 
Robert Faulcon DID or DID NOT cause the death of Ronald Madison
DID

Count 9b:
We find that the death of Ronald Madison DID or DID NOT involve circumstances constituting murder
DID NOT

Count 10:
Deprivation of Ronald Madison’s Civil Rights
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 Kaufman: GUILTY

Count 12:
Conspiracy to Violate the Civil Rights of Jose Holmes through False Prosecution
Kenneth Bowen: GUILTY
Robert Gisevius: GUILTY
Robert Faulcon: GUILTY
Anthony Villavaso: GUILTY
Arthur Kaufman: GUILTY

Count 13:
Conspiracy to Violate the Civil Rights of Lance Madison through False Prosecution
Kenneth Bowen: GUILTY
Robert Gisevius: GUILTY
Arthur Kaufman: GUILTY

Count 14: 
Falsification of Evidence to Obstruct Justice
Arthur Kaufman: GUILTY

Count 15:
Obstruction of Justice Concerning the Firearm
Arthur Kaufman: GUILTY

Count 16:
False Statement to the FBI Concerning the Firearm
Arthur Kaufman: GUILTY

Count 17: 
Falsification of Victim Statements
Arthur Kaufman: GUILTY

Count 18:
False Statements to the FBI regarding Victim Statements
Arthur Kaufman: GUILTY

Count 19:
September 2005 Misleading Conduct
Kenneth Bowen: GUILTY

Count 20: 
January 2006 Misleading Conduct
Kenneth Bowen: GUILTY

Count 21:
January 2006 Misleading Conduct
Robert Gisevius: GUILTY

Count 22:
June 2006 Misleading Conduct
Robert Faulcon: GUILTY

Count 23:
January 2006 Misleading Conduct
Anthony Villavaso: GUILTY

Count 24:
Fabrication of Witnesses
Arthur Kaufman: GUILTY

Count 25:
False Statements to the FBI regarding Fabricated Witnesses
Arthur Kaufman: GUILTY

Readers Comments (1)

  1. Hal Green says:

    Danzinger Civil Actions Must Proceed Forward! “EVEN STEVEN”…
    O.J. Simpson was found innocent of murder in a California Criminal Court. The families of the so- called victims were not satisfied, and neither was White Mainstream America, let’s keep it real!
    For the Goldman families and others, this was not, “Even Stevens”. Then they proceeded to file a Civil Action against O.J. and won! Their relatives had worth to them and sorry wasn’t enough. How much is the arm that was blown off on Danzinger worth? How much is the lives of those cut down like dogs worth? Black lives have worth, even racist “massa” understood that, shouldn’t you?
    Danzinger defendants, the officers who cut down innocent men, women and children were found guilty in federal court on all counts, of not only being responsible of deprivation of life by killing, but also of cover- up in elaborate schemes to hide this atrocity against God and humanity.
    The families of these criminals can look forward to being reunited with these thugs after they serve what could be meger terms for their deeds. Most of these rogues retired or quit from the NOPD in order to secure pensions or take lucrative positions elsewhere in or out of town. Thanks to the NOLA CIvil Service and complicity others who pernially reinstate police thugs who kill primarily only African- Americans, these atrocities are not the first and rest assured, Federal Prosecutions won’t cure racism and low self esteem Negroes who sit on it, tremble, watch and do nothing.
    The New Orleans District Attorney’s office has delivered nothing, that remotely resembles justice to the NOLA African- American Community. And yes, weak minded low self esteem Negroes are complicit. It was the same on plantations during slavery. House Negroes now, today and until. This is nothing new, especially in Post Katrina NOLA. Racist have become emboldened, and there are contemporary classes of House Negroes who assist, enable and are complicit in helping to annihilate African- American Progress. Ancestors paid for this with their blood and lives, including Christ. These are the “Neo Thirty Pieces of Silver Judas Negroes”. Nefarious appointments to City Commissions, White Mainstream Political Endorsements for jobs, and Social Crumbs that pass as privilege and Yada is all that is required. Heck, even make believe Mardi Gras club memberships can serve as a tipping point for ethnic betrayal, how sad is that? Needless to say, one huge Danzinger hurdle has been cleared, but not the defendants, no pun intended.
    Civil Actions must begin now. These defendants were not as lucky as O.J. It took the Federal Authorities to accomplish this in a racist south, as usual, especially in NOLA.
    Why should victim families be deprived of their loved ones and not able to unite with them at some point, while the perpetrators of these egregious and vicious deeds can. The New Orleans D.A. will dance, be full of rhetorical flourishes and business as usual.
    Even slaves had value to racist “massa”. For a Black thug or cop to cut down an innocent Black child, woman or adult is beyond disgrace, this is a statement about a sickness worst than cancer. Blacks who demean knowledge and refuse it are no better. Wanting to belong and willing to kill to get approval deserves eternity in Hell, once you depart this earth, you are beyond sick!
    Expect nothing from the D.A. Families of victims must send clear messages for the benefit of all NOLA African- Americans, business as usual is dead, “Even Steven” is alive and well, that’s justice and equality! Btw- Allow Almighty God to take care of the hereafter, the part of Heaven or Hell!!!
    Peace


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