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New Orleans Police Officer Admits Coverup

The UPI via YellowBrix

February 25, 2010

NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans police supervisor has pleaded guilty to cover-up charges in the shooting of six people after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the U.S. attorney says.

Lieutenant Michael Lohman, who retired from the department earlier this month, admits helping craft police reports riddled with false information about shootings on Danziger Bridge that left two people dead and four others injured in September 2005, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten announced Lohman’s guilty plea Wednesday on the steps of the federal courthouse.

The plea document contains explosive details of an alleged cover-up and increases pressure on the six officers and one former officer charged in connection with the shootings and subsequent investigation, the Times-Picayune says.

The newspaper says It is unclear when Lohman started cooperating with federal authorities but now appears he is prepared to testify against the other defendants.

A spokesman for New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin did not respond to a request for a comment.


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  • Car6_max50

    Ahi

    over 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    ha ha, that's funny Jonas, you could look at them as one group :-P... As for the article, it's too bad that there is a group this big, let a lone any, doing something like this.

  • Pug_max600_max50

    DALLASCRANE

    over 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Black Eye for the Blue. The LT retired last month. At the trial he may get his "going away " party compliments of the justice system.

  • Anonymous-killer-whale-232189_1__max50

    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11226 Comments

    Bump to all of the "black eye" comments.

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    7yt43tquma

    over 4 years ago

    7202 Comments

    I have been following this for a couple of days, that guy really really disgraced his brothers and sisters...........way to go...........

  • Ba_old_glory_max50

    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    43818 Comments

    In my opinion programs such as COPS and AMW have had quite the opposite effect. If this were not the case neither program would have lasted as long. Countless Americans call in tips to assist Law Enforcement. More than 1000 criminals have been apprehended with help from law abiding citizens. Law abiding citizens love Law Enforcement. The only groups who want to rehabilitate America through social programs are Politicians, Liberal Media and the Lawless. Actually from some angles it might be just one group.

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    Tomas

    over 4 years ago

    140 Comments

    Here's at least one fairly complete report on this... http://digg.com/d31Jrvj

    Does not sound good.

  • Symbol_-_friendship_max50

    Tesler

    over 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    Programs such as cops, Americas Most Wanted and countless others aided in polarizing the general public against law enforcement agencies. Fear tactics have had a negative effect on pubic relation. Perhaps we can learn something form the Israeli Government attempting to reinvent itself through social programs as a compassionate entity instead of a opposition to its citizens.

  • Impd_max50

    Nick_Durr

    over 4 years ago

    278 Comments

    The Distrust keeps going and going. I dont the public will ever like us

  • Does_this_ass_make_my_car_look_big_bumper_sticker-p128618847357252764tmn6_313_1__max50

    dslow

    over 4 years ago

    704 Comments

    Lets us what for the video tape on this one. No need to throw anyone under the bus just yet.

  • Phf_max50

    varadarcop

    over 4 years ago

    566 Comments

    I think we've progressed from black eyes to broken limbs... what the crap is wrong with people??

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Thanks for another black eye.

  • Thinker_max50

    darsavmo

    over 4 years ago

    11362 Comments

    Bump to all 3 posts below. Normally the cover-up is worse than what is being covered up, but if people were shot with 2 killed, that may not apply. A serious balck-eye for all LE...

  • Wcsa_range_deane_p7240007_max50

    dino98

    over 4 years ago

    674 Comments

    Way to go guys ... thanks a lot for giving the world another reason to distrust LE.

  • 011_max50

    DetSgt

    over 4 years ago

    300 Comments

    If it was a coverup then each one of them should be hammerd after being found guilty by their peer's at trial.
    Bill

  • In_remembrance_of_oakland_pd_max50_max50_max50_max50_max50

    rhood

    over 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    A huge blackeye for LE, the actions of these officers is dispicable at best.

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