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Sept. 4, 2005: Police shootings on Danziger Bridge; two are killed, four wounded.

August 2006: Families of the shooting victims file federal civil lawsuits against the New Orleans Police Dept.

Dec. 28, 2006: Orleans Parish grand jury indicts seven NOPD officers on charges of murder and attempted murder.

Aug. 13, 2008: Judge Raymond Bigelow tosses out the state's case against the 'Dangizer Seven.' Judge says the case was tainted by a prosecutor who improperly used officers' grand jury testimony to secure indictments.

Sept. 30, 2008: U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says federal authorities will examine the case for possible civil rights violations.

Aug. 5, 2009: FBI seizes files from NOPD homicide division, including files belonging to Sgt. Arthur Kaufman and Sgt. Gerard Dugue, who helped with the investigation of the Danziger incident.

Sept. 26, 2009: FBI shuts down Danziger Bridge on a Saturday in order to take photographs, video and reconstruct the scene from the day of the shootings.

Feb. 1, 2010: Lt. Michael Lohman retires from NOPD after 21 years on the force. Lohman supervised Kaufman and Dugue during the investigation.

Feb. 25, 2010: Lt. Michael Lohman pleads guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice.

March 11, 2010: Former detective Jeffrey Lehrmann pleads guilty to one count of misprision of a felony concealing knowledge ofcriminal activity and signs a plea deal making him a government witness.

March 24, 2010: Sgt. Gerard Dugue, who helped Kaufman with the Danziger investigation, receives a target letter and retires after 33 years with the NOPD.

March 30, 2010: Officer Michael Hunter charged by federal prosecutors in a bill of information accusing him of conspiracy to obstruct justice and misprision of a felony concealing knowledge of a felony.

April 1, 2010: Civilian Marion David Ryder, charged with lying to the FBI and felon with a firearm in bill of indictment (impersonating a cop by wearing a law enforcement t-shirt, lied about someone in a group of people firing a gun as he gave chase on Danziger).

April 7, 2010: Former officer Michael Hunter pleads guilty in deal making him a government witness.

April 16, 2010: Former officer Robert Barrios charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.

April 28, 2010: Marion David Ryder pleads guilty.

April 28, 2010: Former officer Robert Barrios pleads guilty in a deal making him a government witness.

May 21, 2010: Former officer Ignatius Hills charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice and misprision of a felony

June 4, 2010: Hills pleads guilty in a deal making him a government witness.

Sept. 22, 2010: Jeffrey Lehrman sentenced to the maximum three years by Judge Lance Africk.

Dec. 1, 2010: Michael Hunter sentenced to the maximum eight years in prison by Judge Sarah Vance.

Jan. 19, 2011: Retired Sgt. Gerard Dugue granted a severance from the other defendants, to be tried Sept. 26.

June 22, 2011: Trial scheduled to begin for remaining five Danziger defendants.

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