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

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

Lawsuit Against Deputies Affirmed

This article originally appeared in The Times-Picayune on Wednesday, January 5, 2011. Click here to read the original (digital) version. Man was battered at Metairie parade. By Michelle Hunter East Jefferson bureau A federal magistrate has ruled that three Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies used excessive force, battered and wrongfully arrested a New Orleans manRead More

Tammany Police Brutality Suit Settled

This article originally appeared in The Times-Picayune on December 15th, 2008. Click here to view the digital version. Woman said officer slammed face into car. December 16th, 2008 By Jeff Adelson St. Tammany Bureau The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has settled out of court a 5-year-old lawsuit in which a Folsom woman claimed she wasRead More