A grand jury has declined to bring criminal charges against anyone in the 2005 police blockade that kept hundreds from crossing the Mississippi River to safety after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans.

Dalton Savwoir, a spokesman for New Orleans District Attorney Eddie Jordan, confirmed Wednesday that the grand jury declined to bring charges and said the panel was expected to deliver its decision to a state judge on Wednesday afternoon.

Police from the Jefferson Parish city of Gretna have called a 2 p.m. CDT news conference to discuss the case.