Police Corruption and the Katrina ShootingsJanuary 16, 2013
This 2011 news report discusses police havoc in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Six officers were convicted for shooting and killing unarmed civilians several days after the hurricane. The police claimed that they were responding to a report of gun violence, and fired upon the civilians without stopping to ask questions.
Following the shootout, New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) officers falsified reports and planted a gun at the scene. This incident, and its’ failed cover-up, became a symbol of police abuse and corruption in New Orleans.
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