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 3, 2010 18:01

Officer Denies Writing False Report

Yesterday, Lt. Travis McCabe, accused of writing a false police report in the Henry Glover case and lying to federal investigators, repeatedly testified that he merely served as a typist and that the information in the report came from another officer, Sgt. Purnella Simmons, whose name is on the report in question. Simmons testified earlier for the prosecution that her report had been changed. McCabe also accused federal investigators of twisting his words after he agreed to voluntary interviews.

Also yesterday, Detective Catherine Beckett testified on behalf of former Lt. Robert Italiano, saying that a colleague told her she lied to the federal grand jury investigating the case because she didn't like Italiano.

Read more from our colleagues at the Times-Picayune.

posted December 3, 2010

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