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 »
December 9, 2010 22:00

3 NOPD Officers Guilty, 2 Acquitted in Glover verdict

After three days of deliberations a federal jury found three NOPD officers guilty and acquitted two others in the shooting of Henry Glover, the burning of his body and the ensuing cover-up.

Former officer David Warren was convicted of manslaughter for shooting Glover. Officer Greg McRae was convicted of civil rights violations and obstruction of justice in the burning of Glover's body. Lt. Travis McCabe was convicted of obstruction of justice for writing a false police report, perjury and lying to federal investigators.

Officer McRae and Lt. Dwayne Scheuermann were acquitted of beating two men who tried to help Glover after he was shot. Lt. Scheuermann and retired Lt. Robert Italiano were also acquitted of participating in the burning of Glover's body and Lt. Italiano was acquitted of making false statements to federal investigators.

Read more about the verdicts from our partners at ProPublica and the Times-Picayune.

posted December 9, 2010

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