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New Orleans settles police shooting suits

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, center right, hugs Jackie Madison Brown, whose brother Ronald Madison was killed by New Orleans Police on the Danziger Bridge after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, after the mayor held a press conference to announce settlements in the civil rights cases, in New Orleans, La. Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. The city said it will pay out $  13.3 million to 17 plaintiffs. Landrieu announced the city has reached settlements totaling $  13.3 million in lawsuits over the deadly police shootings after Hurricane Katrina and a fatal beating just before the 2005 storm, and he apologized to the victims' families on behalf of the city. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP)Mayor Mitch Landrieu announces a $ 13.3 million settlement over killings linked to Hurricane Katrina.



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