Federal officials announced indictments Tuesday against four police officers and two supervisors in the investigation surrounding the post-Hurricane Katrina deaths of civilians on New Orleans' Danziger Bridge, federal law enforcement officials confirmed to CNN.
At least three New Orleans police officers were in FBI custody Tuesday afternoon, an attorney for one of them confirmed. Kenneth Bowen, Anthony Villavaso and Robert Gisevius surrendered to authorities and are expected to make an initial court appearance later Tuesday.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans an afternoon news conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Two civilians were killed and four others wounded in two shootings on September 4, 2005, six days after Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast.
In the first shooting, on the east side of the bridge, one person, later identified as James Brissette, 19, was killed and four people were wounded, prosecutors said.
In another shooting on the bridge's west side, Ronald Madison, 40, a severely disabled man, was killed. Madison's brother was arrested but later released without being charged, authorities said.