In the week after Katrina, New Orleans police killed and
wounded as many people as they do in a typical year, according to a joint investigation by ProPublica, The New Orleans Times-Picayune, and PBS Frontline.
The actions of police in the turbulent post-Katrina days already
prompted a Justice Department inquiry; now, critics are citing newly
discovered "abysmal" work by police who barely investigated many
alleged instances of excessive force.