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Five New Orleans Officers Sentenced In Danziger Bridge Shooting
April 4, 2012
Four New Orleans Police officers received long prison sentences today for the Danzinger Bridge shooting, and their supervisor who helped cover up the crime received a six-year term.
Former New Orleans Cop Sentenced In Katrina Cover-up
December 2, 2011
A federal judge sentenced former New Orleans police officer Robert Barrios to five years in prison Thursday for his role in the cover-up of the Danziger Bridge shootings after Hurricane Katrina.
Former NOPD Cop Sentenced In Danzinger Bridge Case
October 6, 2011
District Court Judge Martin L.C. Feldman sentenced former New Orleans Police Officer Ignatius Hills to 78 months in prison on Wednesday for his role in the Danzinger Bridge shooting conspiracy.
Jury Convicts Five NOPD Officers In Post-Katrina Shootings, Cover-Up
August 5, 2011
A jury convicted all five New Orleans Police officers accused of fatally shooting two civilians on Danzinger Bridge and covering it up for almost five years.
Ex-NOPD Cop Details Katrina Cover-Up
July 7, 2011
Eventually, the officers met at the flooded 7th District station, where they handed their weapons to members of the NOPD academy. They headed into the ruined station to tell their versions of what happened before giving formal statements to investigators.
Former NOPD Lt. Testifies Against Fellow Officers In Katrina Trial
June 28, 2011
A former New Orleans Police lieutenant who has pleaded guilty to participating in the cover-up of the Danziger Bridge police shootings after Hurricane Katrina will testify today in the trial of the officers.
Two NOPD Cops Sentenced in Post-Katrina Killing
March 31, 2011
A former New Orleans police officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday for fatally shooting a man without justification after Hurricane Katrina, and his former partner was given 17 years for burning the body.
Federal Jury Convicts 3 NOPD Officers In Katrina Shooting
December 11, 2010
During the course of the month-long trial, jurors heard from 65 witnesses, including all five of the defendants. Jurors deliberated for three days before returning their verdict.
Officer Sacrifice Brings Lessons for Two Tactical Teams
December 3, 2010
The mission for both New Orleans and San Antonio PD SWAT is crystal clear. They, too, need to recover, rebound, and rebuild from the major "hits" each team has taken.
Stressed Post-Katrina Officer Testifies About Why He Burned Body
November 30, 2010
Officer Greg McRae, a 27-year veteran, choked up at times, saying "I had seen enough bodies. I had seen enough rot."
NOPD Lieutenant Lied About Glover Shooting, FBI Agent Testifies
November 23, 2010
Lt. Travis McCabe is one of five officers charged with beating the 31-year-old Glover, burning his body in a vehicle and covering up the incident.
Trial Begins for Five New Orleans Officers
November 10, 2010
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracey Knight told a jury that former NOPD officer David Warren shot an unarmed civilian on Sept. 2, 2005. Two other police officers then took stops to cover up that fact by burning the man's body in a car on the Algiers levee. The cover-up later extended to the writing of false reports by two other police officers.
Katrina: Was NOPD Ordered to Shoot Looters?
August 26, 2010
The accounts of orders to "shoot looters," "take back the city," or "do what you have to do" are fragmentary. It remains unclear who originated them or whether they were heard by any of the officers involved in shooting 11 civilians in the days after Katrina.
Chief's 65-Point Plan To Fix New Orleans PD Includes Termination For Lying
August 24, 2010
Superintendent Ronal Serpas has released a 65-point plan to fix the troubled New Orleans Police Department that includes a revision to the "truthfulness" policy that mandates the firing of officers who lie to the department.
Six More New Orleans Officers Indicted In Katrina Cover-ups
July 13, 2010
The indictment charges four officers in connection with the shootings, and charges those four officers and two supervisors with helping to obstruct justice during the subsequent investigations. The four officers charged with killing civilians could face life in prison or the death penalty.
Five New Orleans Officers Indicted In Katrina Shooting
June 13, 2010
The case involves the death of Henry Glover, 31, whose body was found in a burned, abandoned car. Former officer David Warren, who was arrested Friday, is charged with shooting Glover.
Fifth New Orleans Officer Pleads Guilty In Danzinger Bridge Case
June 4, 2010
Former New Orleans PD Officer Ignatius Hills has admitted his role in conspiring with fellow officers to obstruct justice by covering up a police-involved shooting that occurred on the Danziger Bridge in the days following Hurricane Katrina.
Third New Orleans Officer Admits Role In Katrina Coverup
April 7, 2010
Michael Hunter was charged for conspiring to cover up the shootings of six people on the Danzinger Bridge during the disaster. He entered a guilty plea today.
FBI Opens Two Investigations Into Conduct of New Orleans Police After Katrina
March 4, 2010
The FBI announced Thursday morning that it has opened two new civil rights investigations into the post-Katrina actions of New Orleans police officers, adding to a growing list of inquiries.
Former NOPD Supervisor Admits Katrina Shooting Cover Up
February 25, 2010
Admitting a cover-up of shocking breadth, a former New Orleans police supervisor pleaded guilty to a federal obstruction charge on Wednesday, confessing that he participated in a conspiracy to justify the shooting of six unarmed people after Hurricane Katrina that was hatched not long after police stopped firing their weapons.
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