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Chief's 65-Point Plan To Fix New Orleans PD Includes Termination For Lying

August 24, 2010  | 

Superintendent Ronal Serpas has released a 65-point plan to fix the troubled New Orleans Police Department that includes a revision to the "truthfulness" policy that mandates the firing of officers who lie to the department, reports the Times-Picayune.

"If you tell this police department a lie about anything, you will be terminated," Serpas tells NOLA.com. "That has never happened here before."

The 65-point New Orleans PD plan includes measures that have already been completed such as restructuring the comand staff in June and implementing an initiative with federal agencies and the Orleans Parish DA's office to target illegal guns on the streets.

The department is currently being investigated by the Department of Justice and is facing nine ongoing probes, mostly stemming from officer misconduct following Hurricane Katrina.

Read the full report at NOLA.com.


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FireCop08 @ 8/25/2010 4:42 AM

If you lie you will be fired; that was never there before? I had heard that things were not right in N'Awlins but this takes the cake. When I put the uniform, badge and gun on every morning, I am proud and humble at the same time to be one of the special few with that privilege. Stories lately out of Chicago and New Orleans among others are tarnishing the badges that we all wear. Kudos to those who are working on positive change. 'When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it'.

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