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 9, 2010 11:48

Jury Selection Begins in Glover Trial

Prospective jurors were questioned yesterday in the trial of five officers accused in the shooting of Henry Glover, the ensuing burning of his body and an alleged police cover-up. According to our partners at the Times-Picayune, opening statements should begin today after the 12 jurors and four alternates are chosen, and the trial is expected to last 4 weeks.

The Times-Pic reports that jurors were questioned about whether they had seen any news about the case or whether they or any of their immediate family members stayed in their homes during Hurricane Katrina. Read more...

posted November 9, 2010

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