May 17, 2010 1:02 PM by Melissa Canone
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Justice Department officials are in New
Orleans, where the new mayor has asked for help with a troubled
An assistant attorney general from the Justice Department's
Civil Rights Division was sheduled to appear at a news conference
Monday with U.S. Attorney Jim Letten and Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
Soon after taking office two weeks ago, Landrieu asked the
Justice Department to send a Civil Rights team to New Orleans to
work with the police department, which already is the subject of
several federal investigations including the post-Hurricane Katrina
shooting deaths of unarmed civilians and a subsequent coverup.