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 »
March 31, 2011 14:19

2 NOPD Officers Sentenced in Henry Glover Case

Today former New Orleans Police Officer David Warren was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison for the shooting of Henry Glover, while former Officer Greg McRae, who admitted to burning the car containing Glover's body, was sentenced to more than 16 years.

Judge Lance Africk delivered "stern speeches" to both men before handing down their sentences, according to our partners at the Times-Picayune. He called Warren's claim that Glover had charged at him "spurious" and described McRae's actions as "barbaric" and "unforgivable."

A third former officer, Travis McCabe, was convicted of writing a false police report on the shooting. His sentencing has been postponed, pending a hearing on new evidence uncovered by his lawyers.

The shooting of Henry Glover and burning of his body was one of six cases of questionable police shootings in the wake of Hurricane Katrina that we've been investigating since December 2009 along with our partners at ProPublica and Times-Picayune. To date, more than a dozen officers have been indicted, and a federal investigation has found "systemic" civil rights violations by the NOPD.

posted March 31, 2011

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