2010 Finalist, Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

Law and Disorder

ProPublica’s A.C. Thompson, in collaboration with journalists from The NationThe New Orleans Times-Picayune and PBS’s Frontline, exposed the existence of white vigilante violence and questions about the New Orleans Police Department’s use of deadly force days after Hurricane Katrina. This series provoked an FBI investigation resulting in a federal grand jury examining police conduct. These hearings are expected to yield indictments.

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