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From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: These then-and-now images show Hurricane Katrina's devastation Ten Years Later

PHOTOS: These then-and-now images show Hurricane Katrina's devastation

It all happened 10 years ago, this week.

From TheJournal.ie Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 10 years ago, today: Here's how it happened Katrina10

Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 10 years ago, today: Here's how it happened

Retrace every step of the Storm of the Century.

From TheJournal.ie Police bullets killed Sydney siege hostage Katrina Dawson Inquest

Police bullets killed Sydney siege hostage Katrina Dawson

The inquest into December’s café siege has heard that the mum of three was killed by fragments from a police bullet or bullets.

From TheJournal.ie Tropical storm Isaac heads towards Gulf Coast Isaac

Tropical storm Isaac heads towards Gulf Coast

It is seven years – almost to the day – since Hurrican Katrina devastated the same area in 2005.

From TheJournal.ie 5 ex-police officers sentenced for killing civilians after Hurricane Katrina America

5 ex-police officers sentenced for killing civilians after Hurricane Katrina

The former New Orleans police officers were given prison terms ranging from 6 to 65 years for shooting dead unarmed residents on a bridge after Katrina.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

In Friday’s Fix: The ups and downs of the markets, Jedward as you’ve never seen them, rhinos on a running track, and the saddest film scene ever…

From TheJournal.ie Police officers convicted of shooting unarmed people post-Katrina New Orleans

Police officers convicted of shooting unarmed people post-Katrina

The shootings, in which two people were killed, happened days after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. The police were accused of covering up the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Five cops on trial over killings after Hurricane Katrina Katrina

Five cops on trial over killings after Hurricane Katrina

The New Orleans police officers shot two people dead in the flooded city, then tried to cover up their actions, a court was told yesterday.

NEW ORLEANS POLICE officers coping with the aftermath of hurrican Katrina were told they could shoot looters, according to members of the force.

Standard procedure on the use of deadly force dictates that police officers only fire to protect themselves or others from an imminent physical threat.

However, the publications that have made the revelation say the origins of the order to shoot looters are unclear.

A special report from the New Orleans Times-Picayune and ProPublica says that the lack of clarity surrounding the order indicates the confusion about what level of force should be used by authorities in the wake of the disaster.

Eleven people were shot by police in the days following the hurricane, one of whom, 31-year-old Henry Glover, was allegedly shot and burned by police.

Five current or former officers were charged in relation to Glover’s death in July.

Four police officers have been charged with shooting dead two unarmed people, and several other federal investigations into allegations of corruption at the department are ongoing.