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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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Interviews

David Benelli

David Benelli

A 34-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department, now retired, Benelli commanded the department's sex crimes unit at the time of Hurricane Katrina and helped police the Superdome.

Kathleen Blanco

Kathleen Blanco

Blanco was governor of Louisiana from 2004 until 2008.

Dan compass

Eddie Compass

Compass was the superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department when Hurricane Katrina struck. He resigned on Sept. 27, 2005.

Sally Forman

Sally Forman

The communications director for the city of New Orleans when Katrina hit, Forman has written a book about her experience, Eye of the Storm.

Mary Howell

Mary Howell

Howell is a New Orleans lawyer who has been working on civil rights cases, many involving allegations of police brutality, for more than 30 years.

Warren J. Riley

Warren J. Riley

Riley retired as superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department in 2010; during Katrina he was second in command.

posted august 25, 2010

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