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Case One Mystery on Religious Street

Seconds after this photo was taken, police seized the photographer's camera. Why were they so concerned?



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 »
Read the storiesMYSTERY ON RELIGIOUS STREETSeconds after this photo was taken, police seized the photographer's camera. Why were they so concerned?
December 29, 2010Post-Katrina Shootings by Police: Where Things Stand
By Sabrina Shankman, ProPublica
In December 2009, ProPublica, PBS "Frontline" and the Times-Picayune rolled out a series of stories on six cases of suspected police brutality in the days after Hurricane Katrina. In the year since those stories ran, investigations by the Department of Justice have probed many of the cases, resulting in indictments. But for some cases, there are still more questions than answers. (Read more »)
September 6, 2010Federal Investigations of NOPD Run Up Against Statute of Limitations
By Laura Maggi, Times-Picayune
Last week marked the five-year anniversary of many incidents involving New Orleans police officers that have been under federal investigation as potential violations of civil rights, which legal experts said could mean the de facto conclusion of certain probes as prosecutors run up against statutes of limitations. (Read more »)
August 14, 2010Justice Department Probes Post-Katrina New Orleans Cop Beating Case on Religious Street
By Brendan McCarthy, Times-Picayune
The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation into the alleged beating of two citizens by New Orleans Police Department officers in the days after Hurricane Katrina.(Read more »)
August 8, 2010Looking For the Truth About the Beatings of 2 Men by Police in the Chaos After Katrina
By Gordon Russell, Times-Picayune
When I pulled up in front of the house on Danneel Street a couple of weeks ago, three men were standing out front. I showed them a picture of the guy I was looking for: His name, I had been told, might be Tennessee.(Read more »)
December 12, 2009Shot or Not, Dead or Alive? Two Men's Fate Lost in Chaos
By Gordon Russell, Times-Picayune
A motionless body lay on the pavement. Perhaps 20 riled-up police officers milled around. On the shoulder of the road, an RTA bus was parked at a crazy angle, like a dislocated elbow. Nearby was a long white limousine, crashed into a pole. What had we stumbled upon? (Read more »)

posted august 25, 2010

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