Nearly six years later, the real story of what happened on the Danziger Bridge may finally come out.
On Wednesday, the biggest policeabuse case in the modern history of the New Orleans Police Department gets under way. Federal prosecutors allege police officers shot and killed two unarmed civilians fleeing the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina and maimed four others. Afterward, prosecutors claim, the police engaged in an elaborate cover-up to make it look like self-defense.
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is scheduled to be arraigned next week on charges he sexually assaulted a maid in a Manhattan hotel. Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sean Gardiner of "The Wall Street Journal," who's been covering the case.
Documents just unsealed in a lawsuit involving the pending merger of coal mine giants Massey Energy and Alpha Natural Resources claim a "secret pact" promised high-level jobs to Massey officials if the company agreed to the takeover.
The Massey officials include several who were directly involved in the management of Massey's Upper Big Branch coal mine, where 29 mine workers died in a massive explosion last year, and in the investigation of that disaster.