Fire on the Levee by Jared Fishman audiobook

Fire on the Levee

By Jared Fishman

Hanover Square Press, Harlequin Audio 9781335429261
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The former federal prosecutor and founder of the Justice Innovation Lab tells the story of his battle to crack open a police shooting and cover-up in Hurricane Katrina–era New Orleans. In 2009, Jared Fishman was a young prosecutor working on low-level civil rights cases in the justice department when a file landed on his desk. That folder contained two items: a story from The Nation magazine looking into mysterious deaths in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, and an autopsy report for a man named Henry Glover, whose charred remains were found in a burned-out car two weeks after the storm. The autopsy report, bafflingly, listed no cause of death. But according to The Nation story, a seriously wounded Glover had last been seen in a car that had been driven away by New Orleans police officers. Intrigued despite the lack of evidence, Fishman set out to learn what happened to Glover. He flew to New Orleans and teamed up with a rookie FBI agent, and together they started to track down anyone who might have seen evidence on the day Glover died. Fire on the Levee tells the story of a young idealistic prosecutor, shocked at the injustice he finds in New Orleans and determined to bring the truth to light. The case would lead to major reforms in the New Orleans Police Department and ultimately change our understanding of race, policing and justice in post-Katrina New Orleans.

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The former federal prosecutor and founder of the Justice Innovation Lab tells the story of his battle to crack open a police shooting and cover-up in Hurricane Katrina–era New Orleans.

In 2009, Jared Fishman was a young prosecutor working on low-level civil rights cases in the justice department when a file landed on his desk. That folder contained two items: a story from The Nation magazine looking into mysterious deaths in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, and an autopsy report for a man named Henry Glover, whose charred remains were found in a burned-out car two weeks after the storm. The autopsy report, bafflingly, listed no cause of death. But according to The Nation story, a seriously wounded Glover had last been seen in a car that had been driven away by New Orleans police officers.

Intrigued despite the lack of evidence, Fishman set out to learn what happened to Glover. He flew to New Orleans and teamed up with a rookie FBI agent, and together they started to track down anyone who might have seen evidence on the day Glover died.

Fire on the Levee tells the story of a young idealistic prosecutor, shocked at the injustice he finds in New Orleans and determined to bring the truth to light. The case would lead to major reforms in the New Orleans Police Department and ultimately change our understanding of race, policing and justice in post-Katrina New Orleans.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Audience: Adult
Language: English