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 30, 2010 11:01

Officer Torched Car Because He Was Stressed, Exhausted

"I had seen enough bodies," Officer Greg McRae testified yesterday, explaining why he set fire to the car containing Henry Glover's body. "I had seen enough rot."

McRae told the court that Capt. Jeff Winn said that the police had to move Glover's body away from NOPD makeshift headquarters at Habans Elementary School. As he drove away in William Tanner's car, McRae said he made up his mind that he was going to burn the body. He testified that he drove the car deep into the woods, got out, leaving the engine running, lit a flare and threw it into the vehicle. As he walked away, McRae said he realized the air conditioning might have snuffed out the flare, so he fired his handgun into the car's rear window.

Read more about McRae's testimony from our partners at the Times-Picayune.

posted November 30, 2010

FRONTLINE is a registered trademark of WGBH Educational Foundation.
Web Site Copyright ©1995-2014 WGBH Educational Foundation