Criminal Justice

Second figure charged in post-Katrina police shootings

March 11, 2010 - By A.C. Thompson, ProPublicaA second former New Orleans Police Department officer has been charged in federal court in connection with the Sept. 4, 2005 shootings on the Danziger Bridge. Jeffrey Lehrmann, who left the NOPD to work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was charged last month with concealing a crime,

Former New Orleans police detective pleads guilty in Katrina shooting cover-up

February 26, 2010 - By A.C. Thompson, ProPublicaFormer New Orleans Police Department Lt. Michael Lohman pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiring to obstruct justice, in connection with one of a string of violent encounters between police and civilians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Police shot at least 10 people during the week after the storm made landfall.