More New Orleans Katrina policing fallout, the case of the missing Caddys:
"It needs to be handled by the Justice Department," [Cadillac dealer] Doug Stead said Tuesday. "… I think right now we've got cops looking for cops."
The state attorney general is investigating allegations New Orleans police made off with nearly 200 cars—including 41 new Cadillacs—as the hurricane closed in. The investigation is still under way, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Police have acknowledged some cars were taken. It was not considered looting because the officers patrolled in the cars, Capt. Marlon Defillo said. Police are cooperating with the investigation, he said.
"Our cars were flooded," Defillo said. "If it had been Pintos, nobody would have said anything. It got attention because it was Cadillacs."
"They didn't take the little Chevrolets, though, did they?" Stead responded. "They took the Cadillacs, and there were plenty of Impalas here."
It is not considered looting. Sweet.