NEW ORLEANS --A grand jury has declined to bring criminal charges against anyone in the 2005 police blockade that kept hundreds from crossing the Mississippi River to safety after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, the district attorney's office said Wednesday.
Dalton Savwoir, a spokesman for New Orleans District Attorney Eddie Jordan, confirmed that the grand jury declined to bring charges and said the panel was expected to deliver its decision to a state judge on Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday, November 01, 2007
No Justice Here
Flashback to hundreds of mostly black citizens desperately trying to flee Katrina and being blocked by armed police officers from the neighboring city of Gretna. The Gretna police used dogs and shot into the air to hold the fleeing refugees and wouldn't let them cross the Crescent City Connection Bridge to safety. An ugly memory that cries out for justice. Sorry!