The full 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals issues unanimous ruling.
A federal appeals court in New Orleans has ruled the family of a teenager shot and killed in Mexico by a Border Patrol agent who fired across the Texas line cannot sue in a US court. The Justice Department had ruled the agent did not break any laws.
Emergency medical personnel and law enforcement officers tend to Richard White, laying on the stretcher, and another victim. White was shot by police after attacking TSA agents in the Louis Armstrong airport with wasp spray and a machete.
This story is on a developing situation, and has been and will be updated.
A 63-year-old man attacked TSA agents at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport with a machete and wasp spray on Friday night.
The man, identified by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office as Richard White, of Kenner, was transported to a local hospital and underwent surgery, but died Saturday afternoon around 4 p.m. in a New Orleans hospital.
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.
New Orleans is a city of desperate violence, but those neighborhoods most plagued by a wanton disregard for life — parts of Central City, say, or New Orleans East — seem a world away from the neon and wrought iron of the French Quarter.
However, a near-daily litany of burglaries, batteries and robberies filling the police blotter now has many French Quarter locals scared, and they are sharing that fear with visitors.
Police consent decree update at Ashe Cultural Center meeting.
Frustration was the general message at a Central City meeting with residents and federal monitors reviewing reforms at the New Orleans Police Department. Most of the speakers say the process is too slow.