Tough Sentences for Danziger Bridge Officers Turned Witnesses
Federal prosecutors yesterday asked for leniency
in sentencing two former New Orleans police officers who pleaded guilty to participating in the cover-up of the notorious post-Katrina Danziger Bridge shootings
FBI Agents To Monitor New Orleans Police
Two FBI agents will be stationed full time in the NOPD's Public Integrity Bureau, the department and the FBI jointly announced this week. The agents, whose presence was requested by the NOPD, will investigate allegations of significant corruption or civil rights violations in the department.
Verdict: Five NOPD Officers Guilty in Danziger Bridge Shootings, Cover-Up
A federal jury today found all five Danziger Bridge defendants guilty
of the shootings that killed two civilians and seriously wounded four others in the days after Hurricane Katrina. The jury also found the officers guilty of a massive cover-up that lasted nearly five years. Five NOPD officers had previously pleaded guilty in the case.