"There Were No Serpicos. There Were No Whistleblowers."
On Friday, the PBS Newshour's Hari Sreenivasan spoke with ProPublica reporter A.C. Thompson about the verdict in the Glover trial. According to Thompson, federal pressure on the NOPD was a key turning point in the story, which he first reported on in 2008. Thompson also explains that the story of what happened to Henry Glover really needed to be pieced together through documents and interviews with witnesses. "There was nobody who came forward and said, 'Hey, I'm going to give you all the information about what happened.'" In this clip, Sreenivasan also speaks to local news anchor Wayne Carter for local reaction to the verdict.
Three NOPD officers were convicted of shooting Glover, burning his body and filing a false police report about the incident; two officers were acquitted.