Tuesday, December 20, 2016
NEW ORLEANS SETTLES KATRINA KILLING SUITS FOR $13.3 MILLION
"New Orleans' mayor said a dark chapter in the city's history has closed with settlements totaling $13.3 million for relatives of four men killed by police around the time of Hurricane Katrina. . . . Landrieu said the settlements with 17 plaintiffs end all civil lawsuits involving the killings. The City Council was "very strong in support" of the settlements, which will be paid out over two years, and approved bond sales to cover them, he said."
Too bad they couldn't have used the $13.3 for some worthwhile program to benefit the ctizens of the city. Did the city learn anything from this? Stay tuned.