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Danziger Bridge and the State of Prosecutorial Accountability

Deborah Jane Cooper | Posted 12.01.2013 | Crime
Deborah Jane Cooper

The Danziger Bridge case, in part no doubt because of its high-profile nature, is to be the rare example where prosecutors face real professional consequences for violating their ethical and professional responsibilities.

New Trial Ordered In Post-Katrina Bridge Killings

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 11.17.2013 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a new trial for five former New Orleans police officers convicted of civil rights violations st...

The Other Hurricane: Still Struggling To Rebuild NOLA On 6-Year Katrina Anniversary

Michael Deibert | Posted 10.29.2011 | Impact
Michael Deibert

The struggle to rebuild New Orleans -- and the debate about what kind of New Orleans that will be -- continues six years on, as the winds and rain of a once-mighty storm grow ever more distant, but never fully disappear.

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...

Cops Shot Teen Three Times As He Lay Dying Post Katrina

AP | Posted 09.13.2011 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS — A forensic pathologist has testified that a teenager gunned down by police on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina was sho...

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...

No Death Penalty For Cops Charged In Katrina Shootings

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — The Justice Department says it will not seek the death penalty against four current or former New Orleans police officers charged ...

New Orleans Police Officers Plead Not Guilty In Katrina Shootings, Cover-Up

AP | MARY FOSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — Three police officers charged in the killing of two unarmed residents on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina and a cover-...

Police Officers CHARGED In Katrina Bridge Shootings

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — In a case that rocked a city already torn by the horrors of Hurricane Katrina, four police officers accused of gunning down two un...

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...

Robert Barrios, New Orleans Cop, Is Fourth Charged With Coverup Of Danziger Bridge Shootings

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS — A fourth New Orleans police officer has been charged with helping cover up a deadly police shooting of unarmed civilians in Hurric...

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...