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 »
August 11, 2010 11:00

Officers Being Investigated in Danny Brumfield's Death

NOPD officers Ronald Mitchell and Ray Jones have received letters indicating they are targets in the federal investigation into the shooting death of Danny Brumfield in the days after Katrina, our partners at the Times-Picayune are reporting today. Officer Mitchell fired a single shot that killed Brumfield, but the events leading up to the incident are in dispute; the police say Brumfield leaped onto the hood of a police car brandishing a pair of scissors, while his family says he was trying to flag down officers for help when he was struck by the car.

The feds opened up their investigation into the incident after ProPublica, the Times-Picayune and FRONTLINE reported on Brumfield's death in December 2009, and the letters sent to Mitchell and Jones indicates that the probe may be nearing completion. Read more...

posted August 11, 2010

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