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Jury finds five New Orleans police guilty of post-Katrina shootings

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – A federal jury found four New Orleans police officers guilty on Friday in connection to the shooting deaths of civilians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and a subsequent cover-up. The jury stopped short of calling the shootings murder, declining to convict on accusations that the killings were intentional.…

Police called criminals as New Orleans trial closes

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Five New Orleans police officers on trial in the shooting deaths of civilians during Hurricane Katrina were portrayed Tuesday in closing arguments as criminals or heroes amid the chaos of disaster. “It was unreasonable for these officers to fire even one shot,” said Assistant US Attorney…

DOJ: New Orleans police unfairly targeting LGBT people

A recently released report by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) found a pattern of systemic problems within the New Orleans Police Department, including use of lethal force, racial profiling and discriminatory policing. One particularly disturbing section of the report (.pdf) found that police unfairly targeted gay and transgender people.…

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