08/19/2010

Scandals linger for New Orleans cops

The new superintendent of the NOPD says that the federal documents detailing his officers' alleged behavior read like a 'disgustingly vile novel'

By Kevin Johnson
USA TODAY

NEW ORLEANS — The new superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department read the mountain of federal court documents detailing the alleged behavior of his officers with increasing alarm.

The papers, Ronal Serpas says, are like a "disgustingly vile novel," outlining the murders of two unarmed civilians, the woundings of four others and a vast coverup involving 11 current and former officers accused in the deadly 2005 shootings in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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