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 30, 2010 16:34

Two Officers Charged in Danny Brumfield Case

Today, the feds charged officers Ronald Mitchell and Ray Jones with obstruction of justice and perjury for allegedly lying under oath while testifying in a civil lawsuit brought by Danny Brumfield's family.

Brumfield died outside the Convention Center after being shot by Officer Mitchell; Mitchell claims that Brumfield lunged at him with a shiny object in his hand, while Brumfield's family maintains he was trying to wave down the officers for help. Neither officer was charged with the shooting itself.

Prosecutors say that Mitchell knew that Brumfield didn't have a shiny object and that Jones lied when he said the officers stopped their car to check Brumfield's pulse after the shooting.

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posted September 30, 2010

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