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.