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Former New Orleans officers sentenced in Katrina shootings

This article was originally published in the Morris Herlad-News on April 5, 2012. See the full article online. By Richard Fausset — Los Angeles Times Punctuating what New Orleans’ mayor called a “dark chapter” in his city’s history, five former local police officers were sentenced Wednesday for their role in the Danziger Bridge shooting incident, whichRead More

Slaying of unarmed black riles New Orleans residents

This article originally appeared in The Journal Times on September 4th, 1991. Click here to view the digital version. He got out of a stolen van. Police bulletins said he had tried to kill two people with a military-style assault pistol. Within minutes, police shot and killed Corey Horton. The police version is that theRead More

2nd ex-cop charged in Katrina coverup

This article originally appeared on NBC News on March 9th, 2010. Read the full article online here. A second ex-New Orleans officer charged in an alleged conspiracy to cover up a deadly police shooting of unarmed residents after Hurricane Katrina is expected to plead guilty, a person familiar with the case said Tuesday. A federalRead More

Lawsuit claims St. Bernard deputy sexually abused teen, threatened to kill mother if she didn’t comply

This article originally appeared on WDSU on December 30th, 2016. Read the full article online here. By Aubry Killion  A federal lawsuit filed this week alleges sexual abuse of an incarcerated teenage girl by a St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy. Attorney Gary Bizal told WDSU that his client was jailed and serving time forRead More

Life without parole

This article originally appeared in the Houston Press on April 13th, 2011. Below is a snippet, read the full article here. By Mandy Oaklander In Texas, only capital murder cases warrant a sentence of life without parole. In Louisiana, a life sentence for any crime means you never leave prison. It could have been even worseRead More

Jefferson Parish deputies won’t face charges for fatal shooting of Eric Harris

This article originally appeared in The Times-Picayune on March 16th, 2017. Click here to view the digital version. Two Jefferson Parish deputies have been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a New Orleans man who was gunned down in Central City after a high-speed chase that started in Gretna. By Mike PerlsteinRead More

Jefferson DA charges girlfriend of man killed by JPSO deputies last year in New Orleans

This article originally appeared in The New Orleans Advocate on January 31st, 2017. Click here to view the digital version. By Matt Sledge Authorities have never disclosed the results of an investigation into the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies who shot and killed a man in New Orleans’ Central City after a chase nearly aRead More

Police Officers Charged in Deaths in Hurricane’s Aftermath

By SHAILA DEWAN; Brenda Goodman contributed reporting. Originally published in The New York Times on December 29, 2006. Seven New Orleans police officers were indicted Thursday on charges of first-degree murder or attempted murder in connection with the deaths of two men on a bridge six days after Hurricane Katrina struck. Four other civilians sufferedRead More