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 13, 2011 10:49

"It Just Felt a Little Odd"

That's how FBI Special Agent Kelly Bryson described Sgt. Arthur Kaufman's story of what happened on the Danziger Bridge.

Bryson, who interviewed Kaufman in early 2009, thought she was investigating whether police used improper force in the incident. But, she said, in listening to Kaufman's version of events, "There were some very specific areas that just didn't make sense to me." Kaufman was the NOPD's lead investigator in the case and is accused of helping cover up the police shootings on the bridge.

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

posted July 13, 2011

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