Danziger defendant granted bail

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NOPD Officers Tried In Danziger Bridge Shootings To Get a New TrialU.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt has granted bail to Arthur Kaufman, a former NOPD officer convicted of taking part in the cover up of the shootings of civilians on the Danziger Bridge in the days following Hurricane Katrina.

Engelhardt  ordered a re-trial for Kaufman and his co-defendants on Sept. 17th and saw no reason to deny Kaufman’s request for bond.

Kaufman was in a federal prison in Virginia and has been released on $100,000 surety bond.