In the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, NOPD officers shot 11 civilians, five of whom died. Criminal cases have now been brought against some officers, and the federal government is investigating the actions of the police department, which conducted only cursory inquiries into the deadly use of force.
Former officer acquitted in the death of Henry Glover.
The judge who overturned the convictions in the Danziger Bridge case found what he called dark and disturbing incidents of misconduct by prosecutors.
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.
In a setback for federal prosecutors, an appellate court tosses the convictions of two former cops imprisoned in connection with the killing of Henry Glover.
After Katrina, New Orleans police officers circulated orders authorizing them to shoot looters and "take back the city," but it remains unclear who issued them.
ProPublica’s A.C. Thompson spoke at the 2011 Media Learning Seminar in Miami about his groundbreaking series, Law and Disorder.