Willful deprivation of rights under cover of law

NEW ORLEANS — A former police sergeant admitted on Friday [Nov 4 2016] that he helped cover up the fatal police shootings of two people in the chaotic days following Hurricane Katrina, ending a criminal case that roiled the New Orleans Police Department after the 2005 storm.

Gerard Dugue pleaded guilty to one charge of being an "accessory after the fact to willful deprivation of rights under cover of law," a misdemeanor.

U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt accepted the plea agreement's sentence of a year on probation. He waived a fine, saying Dugue could not afford to pay one, but said he must pay restitution.

from http://www.policeone.com/investigations/articles/238313006-Plea-ends-cri... Plea ends criminal cases in post-Katrina police shooting

also see https://www.policeone.com/officer-misconduct-internal-affairs/articles/1...