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FRONTLINE | Preview "Law & Disorder" | PBS

Duration: 00:31
Program: Frontline #2818
Broadcast Date: Aug. 25, 2010

FRONTLINE investigates several questionable shootings by police in the days following Hurricane Katrina, raising new questions about the actions of some officers -- and their command structure -- during the aftermath of the storm.

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 US 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.

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Post Date: August 12, 2010