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Judge Orders Retrial of Officers in Hurricane Katrina Bridge Shootings

Judge Orders Retrial of Officers in Hurricane Katrina Bridge Shootings

by Jamilah King on September 18 2013, 10:31AM

Their convictions were thrown out after what a U.S. judge called “grotesque prosecutorial misconduct.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

New Orleans: All Four Danziger Bridge Cops Sentenced to 40-65 Years

New Orleans: All Four Danziger Bridge Cops Sentenced to 40-65 Years

by Jorge Rivas on April 5 2012, 11:04AM

On Wednesday the Justice Department announced five former New Orleans police officers were sentenced to prison terms ranging from six to 65 years for the shootings of unarmed civilians in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Five NOPD Cops Guilty in Post-Katrina Danziger Bridge Shootings

Five NOPD Cops Guilty in Post-Katrina Danziger Bridge Shootings

by Jorge Rivas on August 5 2011, 5:03PM

Five officers are found guilty of civil rights violation, but not murder.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Trial for Post-Katrina Danziger Bridge Police Shootings Begins

Trial for Post-Katrina Danziger Bridge Police Shootings Begins

by Julianne Hing on June 29 2011, 10:00AM

The trial is the largest of a string of prosecutions the Department of Justice has pursued against the NOPD for fatal shootings that took place in the days after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Topics: Criminal Justice

NOPD Cop Gets Three-Year Sentence for Danziger Bridge

NOPD Cop Gets Three-Year Sentence for Danziger Bridge

by Julianne Hing on September 23 2010, 11:02AM

Four other officers await sentencing.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Danziger Bridge Cover-Up Cop's Sentencing Delayed

Danziger Bridge Cover-Up Cop’s Sentencing Delayed

by Julianne Hing on September 17 2010, 10:19AM

Former NOPD officer Jeffrey Lehrmann faces three years in prison for helping cover up the deadly post-Katrina shooting.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Is Time Running Out for Federal Investigations of NOPD?

Is Time Running Out for Federal Investigations of NOPD?

by Julianne Hing on September 7 2010, 1:24PM

The feds may run into time limits in prosecuting post-Katrina cop crimes.

Topics: Criminal Justice

For New Orleans, Katrina Recovery Means Remaking Police, Too

For New Orleans, Katrina Recovery Means Remaking Police, Too

by Julianne Hing on August 30 2010, 11:02AM

With the Justice Department bearing down, the city tries to go from worst to best in holding police accountable to the communities they serve.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Katrina Recovery

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