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 3, 2010 11:30

Was Race a Factor in Henry Glover's Shooting?

From our partners at the Times-Picayune -- federal prosecutors say that two of the officers accused in the shooting death of Henry Glover and alleged cover-up were involved in "unrelated, racially tinged incidents" in the days before Glover's death.

According to court filings, Officer David Warren, whom prosecutors have charged with shooting Glover, allegedly fired a shot over the head of a black man walking nearby on the morning of Sept. 2 -- the day Glover died.

And in another filing, prosecutors say Officer Greg McRae -- who has been charged with beating the companions who brought Glover to the police compound at Habans Elementary School and setting fire to the car containing Glover's body -- pointed a gun at a black man who had come to the police compound days earlier and told him, "Get back before I shoot your black ass."

Read the story in the Times-Picayune.

posted September 3, 2010

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