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 30, 2010 17:20

Third Officer Charged in Danziger Conspiracy

Today, Officer Michael Hunter was charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice and concealing knowledge of a federal crime -- making him the third NOPD officer charged in the Danziger Bridge case.

Among the details in the court filing -- that Hunter, who was one of the officers who responded to the original reports of shots fired on the bridge, and other officers held a previously undisclosed secret meeting during which they concocted their story about what happened on the bridge that day.

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posted March 30, 2010

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