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Six More New Orleans Officers Indicted In Katrina Cover-ups

July 13, 2010
The indictment charges four officers in connection with the shootings, and charges those four officers and two supervisors with helping to obstruct justice during the subsequent investigations. The four officers charged with killing civilians could face life in prison or the death penalty.

NOPD Captain Indicted In Security Kickback Scheme

June 23, 2010
New Orleans PD Capt. Michael Rousel and a security consultant have been indicted for their roles in a kickback scheme to provide armed security to companies after a hurricane, the Department of Justice announced.

Five New Orleans Officers Indicted In Katrina Shooting

June 13, 2010
The case involves the death of Henry Glover, 31, whose body was found in a burned, abandoned car. Former officer David Warren, who was arrested Friday, is charged with shooting Glover.

Fifth New Orleans Officer Pleads Guilty In Danzinger Bridge Case

June 4, 2010
Former New Orleans PD Officer Ignatius Hills has admitted his role in conspiring with fellow officers to obstruct justice by covering up a police-involved shooting that occurred on the Danziger Bridge in the days following Hurricane Katrina.

DOJ Begins Probe of New Orleans PD

May 19, 2010
The DOJ probe will evaluate allegations of excessive force by NOPD officers, as well as unconstitutional searches and seizures, racial profiling, failures to provide adequate police services to particular neighborhoods, and related misconduct.

New Orleans Picks Nashville Chief to Fix Troubled Department

May 6, 2010
The 49-year-old Serpas, a former second-in-command at the department, has been the chief in Nashville since 2004.

Six Candidates Vie for New Orleans' Top Cop Job

April 28, 2010
Two of the six candidates to head up the New Orleans Police Department have ties to the department, while the remaining four are chiefs running departments in St. Paul, Minn., Norfolk, Va., and other areas.

Third New Orleans Officer Admits Role In Katrina Coverup

April 7, 2010
Michael Hunter was charged for conspiring to cover up the shootings of six people on the Danzinger Bridge during the disaster. He entered a guilty plea today.

FBI Opens Two Investigations Into Conduct of New Orleans Police After Katrina

March 4, 2010
The FBI announced Thursday morning that it has opened two new civil rights investigations into the post-Katrina actions of New Orleans police officers, adding to a growing list of inquiries.

Former NOPD Supervisor Admits Katrina Shooting Cover Up

February 25, 2010
Admitting a cover-up of shocking breadth, a former New Orleans police supervisor pleaded guilty to a federal obstruction charge on Wednesday, confessing that he participated in a conspiracy to justify the shooting of six unarmed people after Hurricane Katrina that was hatched not long after police stopped firing their weapons.

Criminal Gangs and the Perfect Storm

February 2, 2010
If you live in one of the cities that accepted Katrina refugees, you know what followed. While most Katrina survivors were appreciative of their host communities and generally law abiding, the criminal element, mostly gangs, soon returned to their thug lifestyles.

Interfacing With the Mentally Ill

December 4, 2009

This 1960 documentary, "Booked for Safekeeping (Part I)" was made to train officers to help mentally ill and confused people. The film advocates that mentaly ill people be held in the least restrictive environment possible, particularly not in a jail cell unless absolutely essential. The film points out that there are often inadequate facilities and services to deal with such people, and that is why the job falls to the police.

New Orleans Officer Run Over by Carjacking Suspect Recovering from Injury

September 15, 2009
A New Orleans police officer mowed down by a carjacking suspect he was trying to apprehend last week is still recovering from a fractured arm, the commander of the New Orleans Police Department's 2nd District said Tuesday.

New Orleans Officers Ordered Not to Make Immigration Status Inquiries

September 10, 2009
The department's announcement seemed to enshrine the city's unofficial policing stance as it pertains to illegal immigrants, many of whom flocked to rebuild the city in the wake of the 2005 flood and, in turn, became prime targets for armed robbers and unscrupulous contractors.

Heat Killed New Orleans Police Dog Left in Car, Report Says

July 21, 2009
A New Orleans police dog left unattended in a police vehicle in late May died from shock likely associated with heat stroke, after ripping up the car's seats in a desperate attempt to get out, according to a report obtained by the Metropolitan Crime Commission.

New Orleans Council Approves $1 Million for Police Overtime

July 2, 2009
The New Orleans City Council, on Thursday, approved a request from the New Orleans Police Department for an additional $1 million to pay for longer shifts the rest of the summer, the Times-Picayune reports.

$200,000 Missing from New Orleans Police Evidence Room

June 25, 2009

Investigations into missing evidence determined that about $200,000 was taken from the New Orleans Police Department's evidence and property room, Superintendent Warren Riley said Wednesday.

Shooters at Mardi Gras Parade Wound Six

February 24, 2009
Six people, including a baby, were injured this afternoon after a shooting spree broke out along the St. Charles Avenue parade route near Second Street, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

NOPD's Horses Practice for Carnival Parade

February 19, 2009
In a serene section of City Park, the horses of the New Orleans Police Department's Mounted Division trot around a ring of dirt, about half a football field in size, over and over, with various annoyances placed in their paths.

Powder Blue Shirts Returning to New Orleans Police

February 12, 2009
After more than three years in much-maligned midnight-blue uniforms, the men and women of the New Orleans Police Department on Friday will revert to the agency's traditional powder blue garb, Superintendent Warren Riley said at a news conference Wednesday.
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