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ProPublica: Law and Disorder

After Katrina, New Orleans Police
Shot Frequently and Asked Few Questions
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Another Setback in Federal Investigation of New Orleans Police

Former officer acquitted in the death of Henry Glover. More »

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Plenty of Misconduct, and 129 Pages of One Judge’s Disbelief

The judge who overturned the convictions in the Danziger Bridge case found what he called dark and disturbing incidents of misconduct by prosecutors. More »

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Danziger Bridge Convictions Overturned

The federal judge who oversaw the trial of five New Orleans police officers charged in the shooting of unarmed civilians after Hurricane Katrina granted a request for a re-trial after uncovering misconduct by federal prosecutors. More »

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The Case Files

Case One

Religious Street

There is no police report describing what happened in this photo.

Case Two

Matt McDonald

Why didn’t police tell his family he was killed by an officer?

Case Three

Danny Brumfield

How does a man waving down a police car die from a shotgun blast to his back?

Case Four

Keenon McCann

The gun police said he had was never found.

Case Five

Henry Glover

His skull and ashes were found in the back of an incinerated Chevy.

Case Six

Danziger Bridge

Officers responding to an emergency call opened fire on civilians, injuring four and killing two.

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