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 13, 2010 13:04

"There Were No Serpicos. There Were No Whistleblowers."

On Friday, the PBS Newshour's Hari Sreenivasan spoke with ProPublica reporter A.C. Thompson about the verdict in the Glover trial. According to Thompson, federal pressure on the NOPD was a key turning point in the story, which he first reported on in 2008. Thompson also explains that the story of what happened to Henry Glover really needed to be pieced together through documents and interviews with witnesses. "There was nobody who came forward and said, 'Hey, I'm going to give you all the information about what happened.'" In this clip, Sreenivasan also speaks to local news anchor Wayne Carter for local reaction to the verdict.

Three NOPD officers were convicted of shooting Glover, burning his body and filing a false police report about the incident; two officers were acquitted.

posted December 13, 2010

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