No. 11-30877.

708 F.3d 639 (2013)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee v. Matthew Dean MOORE; Melvin Williams, Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

February 11, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Thomas Evans Chandler , Trial Attorney, Jessica Dunsay Silver , U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Div.-Appellate Section, Jared H. Fishman , U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Div., Washington, DC, Diane Hollenshead Copes , Jordan Samuel Ginsberg , Carol Loupe Michel , Assistant U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Deborah Ann Pearce , Law Offices of Deborah Pearce, Edward Joseph Castaing, Jr. , Crull, Castaing & Lilly, Frank G. DeSalvo , New Orleans, LA, Torrence Evans Lewis , Sidney Powell, P.C., Chicago, IL, William Reagan Wynn , Kearney Wynn , Fort Worth, TX, for Defendants-Appellants.

Before DAVIS, JONES, and SMITH, Circuit Judges.

W. EUGENE DAVIS, Circuit Judge:

Defendants Matthew Dean Moore and Melvin Williams are former New Orleans Police Officers appealing their convictions and sentences arising from an incident that resulted in the death of Raymond Robair. Following a jury trial, Williams was convicted of causing the death of Robair while depriving him of his civil rights, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 242 (Count 1). Williams and Moore were convicted of aiding and abetting obstruction...


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