PBS Frontline will be airing its documentary, Law & Disorder, for an encore presentation tomorrow night, August 16. The joint investigation between ProPublica, Frontline and the Times-Picayune investigates the questionable shootings by the New Orleans police department in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Since the documentary first aired, the U.S. Department of Justice has released a detailed report identifying deep systemic problems within the New Orleans police department. Three current or former NOPD officers were later convicted in connection with the death of Henry Glover and, recently, five other New Orleans cops were convicted in connection with the Danziger Bridge shootings—a verdict that came nearly six years after the fact.
"Two years ago, no one outside of his family and friends much knew, or seemed to care, about the death of Henry Glover, a 31-year-old man whose incinerated body was found in a burned car on the banks of the Mississippi," wrote managing editor Stephen Engelberg. "Thanks to the sustained, effective reporting of ProPublica's A.C. Thompson, the world found out what happened... A single reporter, armed with only a pen, a pad and a determination to find the truth, can make a difference."
Check your local listings to see when Law & Disorder airs in your area. You can also read ProPublica's series on the troubled New Orleans police department here.