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Danziger Bridge Shooting

Ex-cop To Be Freed Pending Retrial In Bridge Shooting Case

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 12.01.2013 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has ordered the release of a retired New Orleans police sergeant who is awaiting a new trial on charges in the dea...

New Orleans Probe Demonstrates Need for Implementing Systemic Reforms Within Nation's Police Departments

Kami Chavis Simmons | Posted 10.08.2011 | Crime
Kami Chavis Simmons

The testimony and subsequent guilty verdicts in the Danziger Bridge trial have exposed institutional deficiencies that encourage police misconduct and corruption. These issues are neither new nor unique to New Orleans.

Jury Convicts New Orleans Police Officers In Post-Katrina Shootings

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and MARY FOSTER | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — A federal jury on Friday convicted five current or former New Orleans police officers of civil rights violations in one of the low...

Katrina Bridge Shooting Defendant: I Was 'Paralyzed With Fear'

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — A former police officer who gunned down an unarmed, mentally disabled man at the foot of a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katr...

Ex-Cop Helped Plot Katrina Shooting Cover-Up

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 09.11.2011 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS — A former police detective testified Monday that he participated in a plot to fabricate witnesses, falsify reports and plant a gun ...

New Orleans Police Allegedly 'Shot First And Asked Questions Later' In Katrina Case

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and MARY FOSTER | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — A woman who survived a barrage of police bullets but lost her arm in the shooting testified Monday that she never heard police iss...

Ex-Cop Sentenced In Coverup Of Deadly Post-Katrina Shootings

AP | MARY FOSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — Michael Hunter stood quietly as a judge sentenced the former New Orleans Police officer Wednesday to eight years in federal prison...

New Orleans Ex-Cop Sentenced In Katrina Bridge Shootings

AP | MARY FOSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — A former New Orleans police detective who admitted he helped cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge after Hurr...

Cops May Face Death Penalty In Post-Katrina Shootings

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) NEW ORLEANS -- Four New Orleans police officers could face the death penalty after being accused of gunning down two unarmed people in the chaoti...

Robert Barrios, Former New Orleans Cop, Pleads Guilty In Danziger Bridge Cover-Up

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS — A fourth former New Orleans police officer has pleaded guilty to helping cover up deadly police shootings of unarmed residents aft...

Michael Hunter, Former New Orleans Cop, Admits Coverup In Post-Katrina Danziger Bridge Murders

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS — A former New Orleans police officer told federal authorities he saw a fellow officer shoot and kick unarmed, wounded civilians in ...

New Orleans Cop Tells All: READ The Federal Filing On The Danziger Bridge Massacre

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MICHAEL HUNTER * * * FACTUAL BASIS If this matter were ...

Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty In Hurricane Katrina Killing Probe: 2 Shot, Killed On Danziger Bridge

AP | MARY FOSTER and MIKE KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS — In Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath, police shot six people – killing two – as they crossed a bridge in search of...