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LA Police Officer Charged with Negligent Homicide in Pursuit Crash that Killed Teens

"I just can't put my arms around why (the officer) was driving at that rate of speed in pursuit of this vehicle. This officer is facing some serious issues,” says District Attorney Tony Clayton.

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New Orleans Police Instructor Shoots Self in Leg at Range

The officer is retired with more than 30 years of service to the department and is a reserve sergeant currently assigned to the training academy as an instructor.

New Orleans Chief to Retire at Year’s End

City Council Vice President J.P. Morrell called for Ferguson’s resignation last week as the council worked to approve the city’s $1.5 billion budget, where $25 million would go toward a police recruitment and retention incentive package.

LA Officer Shoots Man Choking Him with Police Baton

“During the physical altercation, he gained control of the officer’s baton and began choking the officer from behind with the baton," LSP reports in a news release.

2022 Innovative LE Leaders: The Three C’s at Tulane

Chief Kirk Bouyelas says the Tulane University Police Department focuses on the “three c’s”: crime prevention and response, community relations, and supporting its cops.

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.

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.

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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.

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