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 7, 2011 12:19

NOPD Officer on Bridge: "I Wanted to Send a Message"

Former NOPD Officer Michael Hunter, who has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice, told the federal jury yesterday that he shot at civilians on the Danziger Bridge to send the following message: "Don't mess with us."

Hunter, who testified for more than seven hours, offered "the most expansive, detailed, eyewitness account" to date in the trial, according to our partners at the Times-Picayune. Read more of their coverage.

posted July 7, 2011

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