law & disorder


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 »
February 9, 2010 12:32

Introduction to Law & Disorder

A mysterious photo of a man lying motionless on the ground, in a bloodied shirt, surrounded by cops... Is he dead?

Human remains found in the burned shell of a car by the Mississippi River ... Did New Orleans police set the fire to cover up evidence of a killing?

A man is shot and killed by a police officer. Why did it take four years for the family to find out?

It's been nearly five years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, still many questions are left unanswered in its aftermath. FRONTLINE, ProPublica and the New Orleans Times-Picayune have teamed up in a unique investigative collaboration to try and find some answers.

We're taking a fresh look at six cases of violent encounters between police and civilians in the days after the levees broke. Federal investigators also are looking into a number of these cases. We have five reporters on the beat, and our investigation will continue to unfold online in the coming months, with documents, text and video updates as we learn more.

But we want your help -- if you have any knowledge of these cases, call our tip line [504-826-3775], or e-mail us.

posted February 9, 2010

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