Breakthrough in Katrina Shootings

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The original state case against the cops accused of shooting unarmed civilians on a bridge in New Orleans just after Katrina swamped the city in 2005 was botched, but now the feds have secured a guilty plea from a police supervisor who admitted to covering up the crime. It’s a script straight from a police drama: planting guns at the scene, writing a bogus police report, and coming up with cover stories for what really happened. Except it’s darker and more disturbing than TV would dare be because it took place in the desperate hours after New Orleans flooded.

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.
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