law & disorder
SUPPORT PROVIDED BY

UPDATES

October 6, 2011 13:48 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. CONTINUE »
September 15, 2011 13:26 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. CONTINUE »
August 5, 2011 14:07 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. CONTINUE »
MORE UPDATES
May 24, 2010 11:03

5th Officer Charged in Danziger Cover-Up

Officer Ignatius Hills, a seven-year veteran of the NOPD, was charged on Friday with one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice and one count of failing to report a crime for his role in the Danziger Bridge shootings. Hills participated in the secret January 2006 meeting where the officers concocted the cover-up, and wrote the police report that accused civilian Lance Madison of shooting at officers. Read more...

posted May 24, 2010

FRONTLINE is a registered trademark of WGBH Educational Foundation.
Web Site Copyright ©1995-2014 WGBH Educational Foundation