New Orleans police brutality exposed | SocialistWorker.org

Posted: July 27, 2010 by scaryhouse in Police Misconduct

Four New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) officers were charged July 13 with federal civil rights violations stemming from the murder of 17-year-old James Brissette and the wounding of four of his family members on the Danziger Bridge just days after Hurricane Katrina.

This case is just one of at least eight ongoing FBI civil rights violation investigations into the actions of the NOPD. In June, five NOPD officers were charged with the murder of Henry Glover and the assault of his companions. Glover’s charred remains were found in a car dumped in a swamp behind a police station.

All of the shootings took place in the days following Hurricane Katrina, as the NOPD, National Guard and Blackwater Security were allowed to patrol the city, armed to the teeth, to protect against so-called “looters.”

All of the victims were Black.

via New Orleans police brutality exposed | SocialistWorker.org.

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