Feds Find ‘Systemic Violations of Civil Rights’ by New Orleans
Alex Brandon/New Orleans Times-Picayune
ATF Special Response Team and the NOPD SWAT team search the Convention Center after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans on Sept. 5, 2005.
The U.S. Department of Justice released a 158-page report today on the New Orleans Police Department, identifying a host of deep systemic problems, including a pattern of discriminatory policing, the routine use of “unnecessary and unreasonable” force, and a chronic failure to discipline officers involved in misconduct. (mais…)