Return is Rough for New Orleans Cops Who Fled Katrina


More than 100 New Orleans police officers who were suspended, demoted or fired for leaving their posts during Hurrican Katrina have been challenging the disciplinary actions in civil service hearings that are expected to continue until May, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

As the hearings have dragged on, many of the officers have told grueling stories of the impact the hurricane had on them — impact that many of them said left them no alternative but to choose the needs of their own families over the city that employed them.


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