PBS Frontline on Post-Katrina Police Shootings
Late last year, we at ProPublica, along with the New Orleans Times-Picayune and PBS "Frontline," unveiled Law & Disorder, an ongoing project examining violent encounters between police and civilians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Tonight our partners at Frontline are launching a new Law & Disorder site, with fresh video, audio, photos, and documents. Taking you deeper into our earlier stories, the new site has video interviews with the key figures, as well as the reporters who put the pieces together.
During the week after the storm roared ashore, police shot at least 10 people, killing a minimum of four. Our project raises questions about whether officers needed to use deadly force in all these instances, and documents the New Orleans Police Department's flawed and cursory investigations of the shootings.
With Frontline and the Times-Picayune, we're now broadening our focus, examining in greater depth two more bloody incidents from the post-Katrina time period -- shootings at the Danziger Bridge and the death of Henry Glover.
We're chasing new leads, so expect more updates. And if you have any information about any of these incidents -- or if you know about a situation we haven't covered -- please contact us at 504-826-3347 or firstname.lastname@example.org.