NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four former New Orleans police officers have asked a federal judge to let them out of jail on bond as they await a second trial in deadly shootings that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Their convictions stemming from shootings at New Orleans' Danziger Bridge were overturned in 2013. A judge said a new trial was warranted because of prosecutors' misconduct — including then-anonymous online comments about the case.

A federal appeals court rejected prosecutors' attempts to re-instate the convictions.

Now, former sergeants Robert Gisevius and Kenneth Bowen and former officers Anthony Villavaso and Robert Faulcon, say they should be freed on bond while awaiting their new trial. All have pleaded not guilty. Their filing Tuesday morning says they have been locked up for nearly six years.