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 »
November 23, 2010 11:26

FBI Agent: Officer Lied to Investigators

Yesterday, FBI Agent Ashley Johnson testified that Lt. Travis McCabe, who is accused of writing a fabricated police report, repeatedly changed his story during the federal investigation of Henry Glover's death. In July 2009, McCabe told Johnson that he authored "100 percent" of the report; that same month, while testifying in front of the federal grand jury, he said his partner, Sgt. Purnella Simmons, was "the one responsible for the contents of this report."

Read more about this and yesterday's other testimony from our partners at the Times-Picayune.

posted November 23, 2010

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