Posted: Aug 27, 2010 1:57 PM by Letitia Walker
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Allegations that New Orleans police were told
after Hurricane Katrina to "take the city back and shoot the
looters," are being investigated by federal authorities.
Although FBI spokeswoman Sheila Thorn refused to comment on the
investigation, police spokesman Bob Young said on Friday that
police have been asked for information and for permission to
interview officers about the alleged orders.
The August 2005 storm flooded 80 percent of the city, knocked
out power and police communications and led to widespread chaos.