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 »
April 29, 2010 13:43

Two More Guilty Pleas in Danziger Case

Yesterday Officer Robert Barrios and civilian David Ryder both entered guilty pleas in District Court for their roles in the Danziger Bridge shootings and cover up. Barrios admitted that he participated with other officers in concocting the cover-up and that he lied about shooting at civilians. Ryder, a civilian who was a witness in the original NOPD report about the incident, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and for illegally possessing a firearm. Read more...

posted April 29, 2010

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