James Rainey reports on The Times-Picayune:
Alex Brandon took this photo of a man being arrested by New Orleans police on Sept. 4, 2005. (Alex Brandon, Times-Picayune / September 4, 2005)
Alex Brandon, who has since left the New Orleans paper for the Associated Press, didn’t tell colleagues about police misbehavior he witnessed after Hurricane Katrina. It only came out in court.
Reporting from New Orleans —
Many local institutions cracked or crumbled after Hurricane Katrina, but the journalists at the New Orleans Times-Picayune soldiered on. In the sad, chaotic days after the storm and in the daunting years that followed, they made sure their city’s story was told.