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NOPD releases body-cam video from two 2015 fatal shootings
On last Wednesday, the NOPD released video captured from body-worn cameras that show what happened in two fatal, officer-involved shootings from 2015, the first time the department has done so ...
D.A.’s office, private attorneys battle over responsibility for indigent clients
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer What happens to an impoverished defendant when there isn’t enough money to cover his or her defense? A local judge has been tasked with answering that question ...
Louisiana prisons Ground Zero for HIV-infected, study finds
By Prescotte Stokes, III Contributing Writer Louisiana jails have been labeled as Ground Zero for new HIV-infections among incarcerated inmates in a new 70-page report released by the public health advocacy ...
Report says prosecutors rarely pay price for mistakes and misconduct
By Joaquin Sapien ProPublica The Innocence Project released a report on March 29 alleging that prosecutors across the country are almost never punished when they withhold evidence or commit other forms of ...
Hearings on removal of monuments delayed in B.R.
A state lawmaker who authored a bill that could potentially block the removal of four Confederate-era monuments in New Orleans has delayed a hearing on the bill because she says ...
Private development plans on public land scrapped
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer A controversial plan to build a sports complex on a section of The Fly has been called off following months of protests by a group of ...
City seeks more taxes on April 9
MILLAGE PROPOSITION FOR FIRE AND POLICE: Vote NO This Saturday’s election will ask Orleans Parish voters to approve a $26.6 million annual property tax hike for police and firemen. ...
New stats show NOPD response times improving
NOPD officials said last week that the department has successfully reduced the amount to time it takes for officers to respond to residents’ calls for assistance. But the numbers also ...

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