New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants to settle several long-standing civil rights claims against the city over several notorious episodes of police violence in the days after Hurricane Katrina 11 years ago.


Five former New Orleans police officers were sentenced earlier this week after the shooting of six unarmed people -- two of whom died -- on the Danziger Bridge days after Hurricane Katrina, CNN reports.

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit New Orleans next week to mark 10 years after Hurricane Katrina swept through the city.