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 22, 2011 11:15

No. 2 NOPD Cop Resigns on the Eve of Disciplinary Hearing

Yesterday Marlon Defillo, the second highest-ranking NOPD officer, announced his retirement from the force, effective immediately. Defillo was facing a disciplinary hearing today regarding his failure to investigate a possible NOPD role in the killing of Henry Glover and subsequent cover-up.

Two NOPD officers were convicted in December for their roles in the death of Glover, who was shot and killed by an NOPD officer and whose body was subsequently burned by other officers.

Read more from our partners at the Times-Picayune.

posted July 22, 2011

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