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 »
May 27, 2010 14:12

First Detailed Account of What Happened to Henry Glover

Our partners at the Times-Picayune have gotten a copy of an unfinished police report investigating the circumstances surrounding Henry Glover's death. In the days after Katrina, Glover's remains were found in an incinerated car parked along a levee in New Orleans' Algiers neighborhood.

According to the report -- which was begun three years after the incident and left unfinished when the FBI seized NOPD computers -- Capt. Jeff Winn said the car was moved from a police compound to the levee because he wanted "the deceased body to be in a secure area away from the habitated area."

Federal investigators are looking into whether Glover was shot by a police officer and whether other officers set fire to the car after they moved it to the levee. Read more...

posted May 27, 2010

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