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 17, 2010 14:20

NOPD Chief Reassigns 6 Veteran Officers in Wake of Glover Verdict

Yesterday, Chief Ronal Serpas placed six veteran officers on desk duty while the NOPD conducts an internal investigation into violations of department rules. "After receiving a briefing this week by federal authorities regarding the death of Henry Glover, I am presently not comfortable in the ability of these individuals to professionally carry out their police duties as members, or leaders, of this police department pending our full investigative review," he said in a statement.

One of the officers who was reassigned was Capt. Jeff Winn, who testified he ordered Lt. Dwayne Scheuermann and Officer Greg McRae to remove Glover's body from the makeshift police compound at Habans Elementary School. Winn told the jury that it wasn't until early 2009 that he learned McRae had burned the car containing Glover's body. McRae was convicted last week of burning Glover's body; Scheuermann was acquitted. Capt. Winn and Lt. Scheuermann were also involved in another case we're looking at -- the shooting of Keenon McCann.

Read more about the other officers who were reassigned from our partners at the Times-Picayune.

posted December 17, 2010

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