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 »
May 4, 2011 14:50

New Trial for Officer Convicted in Henry Glover Case

Today, a judge ordered a new trial for former NOPD officer Travis McCabe, who was convicted of writing a false police report to justify the shooting of Henry Glover. Glover was shot by another officer, David Warren, in the days following Hurricane Katrina; a third officer, Greg McRae, admitted to setting the car containing Glover's body on fire. In March, Warren and McRae were sentenced to more than 25 years and more than 16 years in prison, respectively.

Following McCabe's December 2010 conviction, an earlier draft surfaced of the report he was convicted of altering. Based on this new evidence, Judge Lance Africk ruled that McCabe was entitled to a new trial.

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posted May 4, 2011

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