NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Files and computer hard drives belonging to two New Orleans Police Department supervisors have been seized by federal officials, law enforcement sources say.
The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune said Friday the police files and hard drives obtained by FBI agents with a search warrant belonged to Sgt. Gerard Dugue and Sgt. Arthur Kaufman.
Dugue and Kaufman served as the lead investigators into a police shooting on Sept. 4, 2005, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, that left two people dead and four injured.
FBI Special Agent in Charge David Welker said Wednesday's raid of the department was part of a civil rights investigation into the post-Katrina incident on the Danziger Bridge.
Seven police officers were indicted in relation to the 2005 shooting incident, but attempted murder charges against those individuals were later dismissed.
A federal grand jury is now investigating the incident, along with another post-Katrina shooting in New Orleans, at the bequest of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Times-Picayune said.
"The NOPD is cooperating with the U.S. attorney's office and the FBI in their continuing investigation into the Danziger Bridge incident," NOPD spokesman Bob Young said in a statement.