NOPD

Eileen Fleming / WWNO

The line formed early and wrapped around the community room at the St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church in Algiers over the weekend. People were handing in guns to New Orleans police.

Erin Krall / WWNO

New Orleans police are cutting back on night hours at district stations. Officials are also setting up community outreach meetings for feedback on department operations.

Two members of families shattered in the Danziger Bridge shooting 11 years ago say they can live with seeing police officers who opened fire that day have their sentences cut by decades.  The prison terms were cut Wednesday by the same federal judge who sentenced them – and later ordered new trials for prosecutors’ misconduct. Relatives say it was more important that the officers admit what they did.

New Orleans officials say the police department has shortened response times by reorganizing shifts and putting experienced officers back on the streets. They say the department could be even better – if it gets more money.

New Orleans is expanding the scope of how sexual assault investigations are conducted. Police will get extra training and help from other groups.

New Orleans police have apprehended a man suspected of killing an officer.
Janet Wilson / WWNO

New Orleans police have arrested a man suspected of fatally shooting an officer. The suspect had escaped from a patrol car while on his way to jail.

YouTube

New Orleans Police Department detectives are hunting a serial tire thief in Algiers.

In a surveillance video posted to one of the department’s YouTube channels, the suspect pulls up to 3504 Kabel Drive in what they believe to be an older model Geo Tracker.

He maneuvers behind a parked Jeep Wrangler, steals the rear-mounted spare, and is on his way out of the parking lot in under one minute.

Travers Mackel / WDSU-TV

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu — backed by a crowd of politicians, police officials and business leaders — presented a new French Quarter security plan on Wednesday, March 25 on the steps of the 8th District police precinct on Royal Street.

New Orleans Police Department

Early in the morning of Friday, March 13, a 55-year-old woman reported that she had been accosted by a man inside the Tulane Medical Center parking garage.

Jason Saul / WWNO

New Orleans police started accepting applications Monday from former officers interested in working in the reserve unit. The move is aimed at backing up the department while it adds more full-time officers to the force depleted since Hurricane Katrina.

Pages