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N.O. murder rate dips in summer

This year may have gotten off to a violent start, with gun violence outpacing the first few months of 2016, but NOPD stats show that

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The Louisiana Weekly celebrates 92nd Anniversary

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Plan to free up NOPD manpower moves forward
Although it is not yet a done deal, a plan conceived by the Landrieu administration to utilize off-duty and reserve police officers working for a private company to respond to ...
NOPD lauded for new system that detects faulty cop practices
U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan, the federal judge overseeing the 492-point NOPD consent decree aimed at implementing reforms that bring the troubled police department up to federal standards for constitutional ...
Ordinance to reduce youth incarceration passes unanimously
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer On August 24, the New Orleans City Council unanimously passed the Policing Alternatives for Youth (PAY) ordinance in an effort to reduce the number of children placed ...
NOPD solving more murders, but still needs to improve response times
NOPD officials said recently that the department is solving more murders. But there are still concerns about the undermanned department’s response times to calls from the public for assistance.
Group renews efforts to remove more Confederate symbols in New Orleans
Take ‘Em Down Nola, one of the groups that spearheaded efforts to rid the City of New Orleans of Confederate statues, street names, school names and other institutions that ...
‘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 ...
Baltimore Police Officer Richard Pinheiro is accused of allegedly planting drugs at a crime scene
Rogue cop U.S.A.
By Rhodesia Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special from The Final Call and New America Media) — In New Orleans, scandal has once again reared its ugly head in a city that has ...
Police in U.S. more likely to arrest minorities during traffic stops
By Tom Abate Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Researchers analyzing data from millions of traffic stops in the United States have found that Black and Hispanic drivers are more likely ...

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