New Orleans RTA bus driver stabbed man on bus, man’s attorney says

This article was originally published by The New Orleans Advocate on August 29, 2019. See full article online. An attorney for a man stabbed in the head on a Regional Transit Authority bus over the weekend said his client was stabbed by the bus driver during a fight over the fare. Lawyer Gary Bizal saidRead More

Oft-investigated 2005 death, ruled overdose at time, now subject of federal grand jury probe

This article was originally published by The New Orleans Advocate on September 29, 2019. See full article online. A 23-year-old man lay face down in his Lakeview bedroom, out cold. Foam bubbled around his mouth. Pill bottles were scattered about. Joey Georgusis was declared dead at the hospital that day in August 2005. His girlfriendRead More

Gang violence, deputies’ indifference commonplace in Tangipahoa jail: lawsuit

This article was originally published by The Times-Picayune on January 11, 2019. See full article online. By Robert Rhoden – The Times-Picayune A former Tangipahoa Parish jail inmate has filed a federal lawsuit against Sheriff Daniel Edwards and others, claiming he was badly beaten in the jail, describing it as an institution where gang dominance,Read More

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