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New Orleans Mayor Announces $80 Million Plan to Boost Police Department

The pay package – which includes $30,000 bonuses for recruits who make a starting salary of $42,411– represents a massive injection of funding over the next three years.

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LA Officer Injured When Dragged by Vehicle

A Louisiana police officer is in critical but stable condition after being dragged by a fleeing vehicle for about 100 feet early Sunday morning.

New Orleans PD Response Time Now Averages 2-and-a-Half Hours

NOPD officials said the data presented Wednesday is "incomplete." According to police, the data should focus on NOPD's emergency response times rather than their response to all calls for help.

New Orleans Officers Leaving in Droves, Slam Agency in Exit Interviews

The departing thoughts of veteran officers and newbies alike lend biting and often emotional detail to a recent NOPD-commissioned survey that reflected similar discontent, with pay a distant second in the reasons officers gave for leaving in droves.

New Orleans Council Approves Police Use of Facial Recognition

The 4-2 vote on an ordinance introduced by District C Council member Eugene Green rolls back parts of a broader surveillance ban passed by the council in 2020. It allows the New Orleans Police Department to request access to facial-recognition technology when it is investigating violent crimes.

Louisiana Officer Dies After Heat-Related Medical Event

Officer Brian Olliff died Saturday after suffering a heat-related medical event. He was working in the downtown district at the time.

Sheriff Says Seriously Injured LA Deputy Was Intentionally Struck by ATV

“The bike would have missed him and at the last second veered right at the officer, right at the officer. It's heartbreaking to me. It's heartbreaking in my department."

Louisiana Deputy Shot by 13-Year-Old Boy, Sheriff Says

The Sheriff’s Office says Deputy Kenneth Doby is in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Louisiana Deputy Dies from Wounds Suffered in 2016 Baton Rouge Ambush

Deputy Nick Tullier spotted the gunman's car, a rented Chevy Malibu with Missouri tags, and was running the plates when the gunman opened fire on him with a rifle.

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Louisiana's First Black Female Sheriff Sworn Into Office

Susan Hutson ousted long-time sheriff, Marlin Gusman for the job, winning the run-off election back in December. Prior to being sheriff, Hutson served as the independent police monitor in New Orleans for more than a decade.

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