NOPD pay hike gets backing of City’s Civil Service Commission

The New Orleans Civil Service Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a measure that will mean pay raises for most NOPD officers and will likely help

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Residents weigh in on performances of D.A., police chief

Although Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond and NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison were not on last week’s ballot, their performances in

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Plans to test school drinking water for lead were abandoned after water board raised questions
By Marta Jewson The Lens New Orleans school officials abandoned plans to test water fountains and faucets for lead after the Sewerage and Water Board argued they should allow more lead ...
NAACP calls out FBI’s latest report on ‘Black extremists’
(NNPA Newswire) – According to a journalistic investigation by the news outlet Foreign Policy (FP) the FBI’s counterterrorism division has identified a new threat—Black identity extremists (BIE). The FBI’s assessment ...
Access to videos surrounding Alton Sterling’s death sought by his family’s lawyers
Attorneys representing the children of Alton Sterling, the 37-year-old father of five slain by Baton Rouge police on July 5, 2016, have formally asked the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office to ...
Racial microaggressions may reveal deeper beliefs
By Kim Eckart Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) — Whites who are more likely to make microaggressions against Black people are also more likely to hold some degree of negative ...
Officer slain in N.O. East wanted to make a difference
The New Orleans Police Department lost one of its own during an early-morning shooting Friday, October 13, that claimed of life of three-year veteran Marcus McNeil, a 29-year-old husband and ...
New Orleans East experiencing downtick in homicides, armed robberies this year
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer A blitz of murders and convenience-store robberies that has frightened New Orleans East residents for years has slowed. Crime is down in the Police Department’s Seventh District. ...
Orleans Justice Center inmates held well past release date
For more than a year, the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office has utilized other prisons across the state to offset overcrowding, and attorneys representing five former inmates say that practice led ...
OPSB wants someone to take over the building housing Mahalia Jackson
By Marta Jewson The Lens The Orleans Parish School Board is searching for someone to operate the Central City facility that houses Mahalia Jackson Elementary School and several other programs, but it’s ...

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