Web Special: Investigative reporters re-visit New Orleans police shootings after Hurricane Katrina
- Length: 10:48 minutes (9.89 MB)
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Much of the news from Copenhagen contains grim warnings about the effects climate change can have on human societies - from the drowning of island nations to mass migrations fueled by natural disasters. The most devasting natural disaster in recent US history continues to be Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall near New Orleans in late August 2005 and wrecked the city's levees. The storm profoundly impacted New Orleans society, leaving scars that have yet to heal and questions that remain unanswered.
More than 4 years after the storm, a group of reporters from the Times-Picayune, PBS's Frontline, and the non-profit investigative newsroom ProPublica are taking a fresh look at 10 police shootings of civilians in the days after the levees broke. Shannon Young spoke with AC Thompson, an investigative reporter with ProPublica.
A web-only extended version of this interview is available here.
Articles and other materials from the ongoing investigation can be found here.
Hear FSRN's interview with AC Thompson about his investigation into post-Katrina white vigilantism in Algier's Point.