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Hurricane Katrina / Gulf Coast / New Orleans / Police / Pennington Interview #804309

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Sep 29, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The day's developments in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina & Rita reviewed; inset footage shown; details given about the investigation into the bus fire in Dallas.

(New Orleans: Drew Griffin) The accusations of looting by police in New Orleans updated; scenes shown from the AmeriHost hotel where looting police where & from the Tulane hospital where the stolen generator was used during evacuation. [NOPD Supt. Warren RILEY†- says he has ordered an internal investigation of police misconduct; states there is zero tolerance.] [Hotel manager Osman KHAN - shows a stolen generation.] [Tulane security officer George JAMISON†- says the generator was left for use by Charity Hospital.] The sudden resignation of Supt. Eddie Compass & the investigation into police deserting their posts noted. [RILEY - says the department is not dysfunctional.] [Former New Orleans police superintendent Atlanta police Chief Richard PENNINGTON†- talks about department corruption.] The suspension of four police officers discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with Pennington about the New Orleans police. [From Atlanta, PENNINGTON - recalls the systemic corruption in the NOPD when he took over in 1994; expresses surprise at the desertion of officers during a time of crisis; states the department can investigate itself to root out corruption & Riley will continue the job.]

Brown, Aaron;
Griffin, Drew

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