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 2, 2010 06:38

Officer Says He Wasn't Given Information to Link Glover Shooting & Burning

Yesterday Lt. Robert Italiano, who is charged with writing a false police report and lying to federal investigators, testified that he wasn't given the information to link Henry Glover's shooting by a police officer to the reports of a dead body who arrived at makeshift NOPD headquarters at Habans Elementary School shortly afterward.

"From the get go, my conclusion, I know (now) that was wrong. Some of that belongs to me," Italiano said on the stand. "But through the course of this trial, I've learned that several people withheld information from me that would have made a difference in what my actions would have been."

Italiano also said that he didn't remember many of the conversations government witnesses testified they had with him or that he remembered those conversations differently.

Read more of the details from yesterday's testimony from our partners at the Times-Picayune.

posted December 2, 2010

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