Judge axes home confinement for ex-cop in Katrina shooting

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Posted: May 23, 2016 2:21 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former police officer convicted in deadly shootings at a New Orleans bridge following Hurricane Katrina won't be allowed to finish his prison sentence at home.

A federal judge on Monday turned down the request by Anthony Villavaso, whose release date is Aug. 16.

U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt will allow Villavaso's temporary release, however, to attend a Wednesday family event.

Villavaso is one of four officers who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from shootings that killed two unarmed people on the Danziger Bridge days after the 2005 storm.