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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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June 20, 2011 11:57

Danziger Bridge Trial Begins Wednesday

More than five years after six civilians were shot on New Orleans' Danziger Bridge in the days following Hurricane Katrina, a federal trial is set to begin for five New Orleans police officers accused of participating in the shooting and ensuing cover-up.

Our partners at the Times-Picayune revisit the twists and turns in the case over the years in this story, and reporter Laura Maggi profiles two of the shooting victims here.

posted June 20, 2011

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