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 »
September 7, 2010 10:43

Does Statute of Limitations Mean Fed Probes Wrapping Up?

Our partners at the Times-Picayune are reporting that the federal investigations of two of the cases we're following -- Case One, Mystery on Religious Street and Case Four, the shooting of Keenon McCann -- may be impacted by a five-year statute of limitations. Though FBI Agent Sheila Thorne told the paper that all of their nine active investigations are open and ongoing, legal experts say that prosecutors prefer to bring cases within the five-year time frame.

Cases Two and Three, the shooting deaths of Matthew McDonald and Danny Brumfield, do not face the same deadline because they involve deaths. And officers that have pled guilty in Case Six, the Danziger Bridge shootings, have described a long-running cover-up, which would extend the time in which prosecutors could bring charges.

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posted September 7, 2010

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