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Hurricane Rita, Katrina / Louisiana / Police / Compass Resignation / Looting / Brinkley Interview #804152

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 27, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The aftermath of Hurricane Rita in Texas & Louisiana reviewed; inset scenes shown.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The resignation of New Orleans police Supt. Eddie Compass examined; details given of the friction between Compass & Mayor Ray Nagin. [September, 5, COMPASS - outlines the conditions the police were fighting in.] ["Times-Picayune" reporter Michael PEARLSTEIN†- talks about the strains in the Nagin-Compass relationship before & after Katrina, including the rising murder rate.] [Disguised POLICEMAN - criticizes Compass for poor planning.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Drew Griffin) The accusation of looting by police examined; scenes shown from the Canal Street hotel, where eight police officers began a looting spree, including their confrontation with reporters. [Hotel manager Osman KHAN†- describes what the guys came back with.] [Last week, NOPD Capt. Marlon DEFILLO†- comments on the contentions between the police officers & the hotel.] [KHAN - explains what happened when he filed a report.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with historian/author Douglas Brinkley about the New Orleans police department. [From San Francisco, BRINKLEY - says the NOPD has been a disaster as long as anyone can remember; comments on the disarray & lawlessness after Katrina; explains why Compass resigned; outlines how Nagin has been conceited & arrogant.] The naming of Compass's deputy, Warren Riley, as superintendent noted; photo shown.

Brown, Aaron;
Griffin, Drew

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