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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 »
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December 7, 2010 08:57

Jury Deliberations Begin Today in the Henry Glover Trial

Yesterday during closing arguments, prosecutors argued that the five officers on trial for the shooting of Henry Glover, burning of his body and alleged cover-up exhibited "tremendous abuse and corruption of power."

Defense attorneys argued that prosecutors failed to demonstrate the officers acted with criminal intent and also asked jurors to take into account the post-Katrina conditions under which the police were operating.

Read more details of the closing arguments from our partners at the Times-Picayune.

posted December 7, 2010

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