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 27, 2011 11:16

Jury Takes Field Trip to the Danziger Bridge

Early yesterday morning, Louisana state troopers closed parts of the Danziger Bridge so that the jurors could see the scene of the police shootings for themselves. Both prosecutors and defense attorneys had filed motions with the judge saying they wanted jurors to see the bridge.

Jurors visited key locations, including parts of the bridge itself, the on-ramp and the grassy area underneath the bridge. Defense attorneys argue that one or more people may also have been firing at the bridge from the grassy area.

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posted July 27, 2011

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