These four officers and former — former Officer Robert Faulcon, Sgt. Kenneth Bowen, Sgt. Robert Gisevius and Officer Anthony Villavaso — were charged with federal civil rights violations in the killing of 17-year-old James Brissette and the wounding of four others, all members of the same family, when the officers came across a group on the bridge in eastern New Orleans and opened fire. For crossing a bridge, the penalty was death and attempted murder by who was called to protect and to serve. Is this a form of genocide or just officers doing their job? If it is doing their job, then who put the orders out for this to occur when it is one of eight cases involving New Orleans Police officers?
The Bartholmew family was walking across the bridge to go the the supermarket to get food and supplies, when they came across the police officers. 4 members of the Bartholomew family was shot. 38 year old, Susan Bartholomew, was shot and lost part of her arm, her husband Leonard Bartholowmew III, was shot in the head and Mr. Brissette was also killed by being shot 7 times.