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 22, 2010 22:47

Three-Year Sentence for Danziger Bridge Officer

Having pleaded guilty in March for his role in orchestrating the cover up of the shooting on the Danziger Bridge, former NOPD officer Jeffrey Lehrmann was sentenced Wednesday to the maximum of three years in federal prison. U.S. District Court Judge Lance Africk described the Danziger incident as a "disgrace of immense proportion."

To date, 11 officers have been charged in the Danziger Bridge case; five are cooperating with federal authorities. Lehrmann is the first to be sentenced. Read more from our partners at the Times-Picayune...

posted September 22, 2010

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