Cop Watch

Thursday, September 29, 2005

New Orleans Police Conduct Under Investigation

New Orleans, Louisiana (AHN) - The New Orleans police department is investigating the involvement of their officers in the looting spree that ensued amidst the destruction left behind by Hurricane Katrina. The investigation is being launched just days after police superintendent, Eddie Compass, resigned from his position.

According to new reports during the storm's aftermath, officers were at the Wal-Mart in the Lower Garden District when major looting occurred. The Associated Press reports media witnesses, including a reporter from Times-Picayune, claims they saw police take items from the store's shelves. Police spokesman Marlon Defillo says, "Out of 1,750 officers, we're looking into the possibility that maybe 12 officers were involved in misconduct."