Sneak Peek 1 and 2: ‘Law & Disorder’ (Hurricane Katrina) - Frontline/PBS
Justice Dept. Investigating Religious St. Beatings
The Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation and has begun calling witnesses to testify before a federal grand jury about Case One, the Sept. 1, 2005 incident in which two men were allegedly beaten by NOPD officers. On Sunday, FRONTLINE, ProPublica and The Times-Picayune published Robert Williams’ account of what happened that day — he says he and his friend Ernest “Ricky” Bell were brutally beaten by NOPD officers, who thought the men had been involved in a shootout with police moments earlier.
In this clip from “Law & Disorder,” ProPublica reporter A.C. Thompson investigates the mysterious death of Henry Glover, whose incinerated remains were found near a police station shortly after Hurricane Katrina. “Law & Disorder” airs Wednesday, Aug 25 at 9PM on PBS (check local listings).
Behind the enduring images of heroic rescues undertaken by the New Orleans Police Department in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, there is another story of law enforcement in crisis, even out of control.
Law & Disorder, a year-long, ongoing collaboration among FRONTLINE, ProPublica and the New Orleans Times-Picayune, investigates charges that NOPD officers inappropriately used lethal force against New Orleans citizens and then tried to cover up their actions.
Airing days before the fifth anniversary of one of the deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history and drawing from reports published in a real-time online investigation, FRONTLINE takes a fresh look at how the NOPD performed when the rules of civilized society collapsed.
Watch on air and online beginning Wednesday, August 25 at 9 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).