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 24, 2010 11:25

Warren Testifies He Shot Glover Because He Feared for His Life

Charged with civil rights violations for shooting Henry Glover, Officer David Warren took the stand yesterday to testify in his own defense. He told the jury that he thought he saw a weapon in Glover's hand and that he fired after Glover and his companion disobeyed his order to "get back." "Let me be very plain," he said. "I was concerned for my life. I was concerned for my partner. I was concerned about going home to my family."

Read more about yesterday's testimony from our colleagues at the Times-Picayune.

posted November 24, 2010

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