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 »
March 10, 2010 22:39

Second Officer Charged in Danziger Cover-Up

A second NOPD officer appears to be cooperating with the feds in their widening investigation into a cover-up at the Danziger Bridge...

Jeffrey Lehrmann, one of two officers who interviewed witnesses after several civilians were shot by police at the Danziger Bridge, has been charged in federal court with knowing about and concealing a crime.

According to recently unsealed court documents obtained by our partners at the Times-Picayune, Lehrmann knew about and participated in the conspiracy to obstruct justice that former NOPD Lt. Michael Lohman outlined last month. Lehrmann is specifically charged with the "creation of false police reports and the provision of false information to investigating agents."

Read more about the charges against Lehrmann here.

And read Lehrmann's guilty plea here (PDF).

posted March 10, 2010

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