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 18, 2010 08:40

Officer Testifies She Connected the Dots in Glover Case, Didn't Say Anything

Yesterday, the federal jury heard testimony from NOPD Officer Keyalah Bell, who was one of the first officers to arrive at the scene of Henry Glover's shooting. She said that she later saw a wounded man at Habans Elementary School, whom she figured was Glover, and that she was among the first to receive missing person reports from Glover's family. When she told her supervisor, Lt. Robert Italiano, who is charged with filing false police reports, he suggested she tell the family to "Check the morgue." She said she never said anything because she feared becoming a "bull's-eye" for retribution by her colleagues.

Bell was one of six officers that testified in the trial yesterday. Two others testified that they saw events related to the Glover case but initially lied to federal investigators because they feared retaliation. Defense attorneys questioned inconsistencies in Bell's story over the years and are expected to continue cross-examination today.

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posted November 18, 2010

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