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Multimedia collaboration for post-Katrina police shootings investigation

A superb piece of multimedia and investigative journalism here, by non-profit organisation ProPublica, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and PBS Frontline: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/law-disorder/

The collaborative project, Law & Disorder,  examines “violent encounters between police and civilians” in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Last week the new Law & Disorder site, with additional multimedia content – video, audio, photographs and documents – was launched.

ProPublica says:

During the week after the storm roared ashore, police shot at least 10 people, killing a minimum of four. Our project raises questions about whether officers needed to use deadly force in all these instances, and documents the New Orleans Police Department’s flawed and cursory investigations of the shootings.

The latest report from the team reveals:

A former New Orleans police officer is under investigation for shooting Henry Glover outside an Algiers strip mall four days after Hurricane Katrina, the first act in a bizarre chain of events that has led to a massive federal probe into the city’s Police Department.

(Hat-tip: Murray Dick / Andy Dickinson)