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

Was the deadly shooting of Eric Harris by JPSO deputies justified?

This article originally appeared in The Louisiana Weekly on February 29th, 2016. Click here to view the digital version. By C.C. Campbell-Rock One minute Eric Harris, 22, was shopping at the Oakwood Mall on Lundi Gras and shortly after was shot dead by Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office (JPSO) Deputies Kenneth Bonura and Henry DeJean inRead 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