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 »
June 11, 2010 16:20

5 Officers Indicted in Henry Glover Death

Today a grand jury indicted five NOPD officers for their roles in the Sept. 2, 2005 death of Henry Glover. Glover was shot and a burned-out car containing his remains was found by the Algiers levee. The video below was shot on Sept. 9, 2005 by private investigators who stumbled upon the scene.

Read the indictment (PDF). Among the charges:
- Former Officer David Warren was charged with shooting and killing Glover.
- Lt. Dwayne Scheuermann and Officer Greg McRae were charged with assaulting civilians who had come to Glover's aid, burning the car containing Glover's body and obstructing a federal investigation
- Former Lt. Robert Italiano and Lt. Travis McCabe were charged with obstructing justice and lying to the FBI. McCabe was also charged with lying to a grand jury.

Federal investigators began looking into the circumstances surrounding Glover's death following a December 2008 article in The Nation magazine by ProPublica reporter A.C. Thompson. Explore our case file on Glover's death here.

posted June 11, 2010

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