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‘Significant work’ remains on NOPD consent decree

City, NOPD hope to be done by 2020

In August 2013, the City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Police Department began implementing a federally mandated, 492-point consent decree aimed at overhauling the troubled law enforcement agency and bringing it up to federal standards for constitutional policing. The consent decree came in the wake of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation of several police killings in New Orleans and a subsequent DOJ report in 2011 that said the NOPD was rife with corruption and abuse.

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