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 »
July 11, 2011 11:25

Did Danziger Bridge Defendant Shoot Another Man?

Two former NOPD officers have testified in the Danziger Bridge trial about a separate incident involving defendant Sgt. Robert Gisevius that happened before the shootings on the bridge.

Former officer Ignatius Hills said Gisevius told him he had shot and killed a man who tried to take a truck from him. Former officer Michael Hunter testified that Gisevius told him "some people tried to take the truck from him and he had to empty his magazine to get away." Both Hills and Hunter have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice in the Danziger Bridge case.

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posted July 11, 2011

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