Jury selection in 2nd day in Katrina shootings

June 23, 2011 - 10:29 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Potential jurors are being questioned for a second day in the trial of five current or former New Orleans police officers charged in deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath.

Roughly 70 potential jurors were questioned Wednesday about the case without anyone being seated.

Five former officers already have pleaded guilty to participating in a cover-up involving the fatal shootings of two people and wounding of four others on the Danziger Bridge after the 2005 storm.

Four other officers were indicted last year on charges stemming from the shootings, while two police investigators were charged in the alleged cover-up.

One of those investigators will be tried separately. The trial for the other five indicted officers is expected to last up to eight weeks.