NOPD http://wwno.org en NOPD Officer Placed On Emergency Suspension After Attempting To Strike Man With Her Vehicle http://wwno.org/post/nopd-officer-placed-emergency-suspension-after-attempting-strike-man-her-vehicle <p>A New Orleans Police officer has been placed on emergency suspension after attempting to strike a man with her vehicle, the department announced today in a press release.</p><p>33-year-old Stephanie Caldwell was arrested Sunday after a verbal and physical altercation with a 47-year-old man in the 1700-block of North Broad Street at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Police say Caldwell attempted to strike the man with her vehicle, and when the man ran westbound on North Broad she pursued him, driving against traffic on North Broad and Onzaga streets.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:06:25 +0000 Jason Saul 65407 at http://wwno.org NOPD To Conduct Thursday Night Sobriety Checkpoint http://wwno.org/post/nopd-conduct-thursday-night-sobriety-checkpoint-2 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Orleans Police Department's Traffic Unit will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night, beginning at approximately 9 p.m. on July 24.</span></p><p>The checkpoint will last until approximately 5 a.m. Friday, department spokeswoman Hilal Williams said in a press release. Motorists are advised to have proper documentation with them, including proof of insurance and a driver's license.</p><p>Drivers who encounter the checkpoint should experience minimal delays, according to Williams.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:34:41 +0000 Jason Saul 65192 at http://wwno.org NOPD Recruitment Focusing On Churches And Military Vets http://wwno.org/post/nopd-recruitment-focusing-churches-and-military-vets <p>New Orleans is beginning another round of recruiting police officers. Officials are hoping the efforts will bring the ranks up from under 1,200 to 1,600.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Police Superintendent </span>Ronal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Serpas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Mayor Mitch </span>Landrieu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced the next recruitment drive will be aimed at military veterans and faith-based groups.</span></p><p>Serpas says the department has the funding and will search nationwide for new recruits.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:34:17 +0000 Eileen Fleming 64510 at http://wwno.org 20-Year-Old Justin Odom Sought In Connection With Bourbon Street Shooting http://wwno.org/post/20-year-old-justin-odom-sought-connection-bourbon-street-shooting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Orleans Police Department has identified 20-year-old Justin Odom as a person of interest in last Sunday's shooting on Bourbon Street that injured 10 people.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em><strong>Update:</strong></em> Brittany Thomas, a 21-year-old who had been in critical condition at Interim LSU Hospital since being struck Sunday, has died. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office says she was pronounced dead at 2:44 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:23:47 +0000 Jason Saul 63754 at http://wwno.org Mayor Landrieu Asks For Help From State Troopers And Regular Citizens http://wwno.org/post/mayor-landrieu-asks-help-state-troopers-and-regular-citizens <p>New Orleans&nbsp;Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to provide updates on last weekend's Bourbon Street shooting that left 10 people wounded.</p><p>Landrieu says he asked Governor Bobby Jindal to send 100 state troopers to New Orleans to patrol on a permanent basis, and the mayor called on citizens to work with police to help find those responsible for the shooting.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:06:37 +0000 Janaya Williams 63716 at http://wwno.org Bourbon Street Shooting Suspects Remain At Large http://wwno.org/post/bourbon-street-shooting-suspects-remain-large <p>New Orleans police are still searching for two men who exchanged gunfire on&nbsp;Bourbon&nbsp;Street in the French Quarter.</p><p>Nine people were shot in the crossfire, including two who are in critical condition.</p><p>Images captured from a surveillance camera above a bar showed people running down the street in the chaos of the shooting at 2:45 a.m. Sunday.</p><p>New Orleans Police Chief Ronal Serpas said six victims were hospitalized in stable condition.&nbsp;</p><p>The other victim's condition wasn't available. Some of them were tourists. Their names weren't immediately released.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:41:21 +0000 Eileen Fleming 63530 at http://wwno.org Bourbon Street Shooting Leaves Nine Injured http://wwno.org/post/bourbon-street-shooting-leaves-nine-injured <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans police are investigating a shooting on Bourbon Street that injured nine people, two critically. Two men opened fire, injuring bystanders.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans Police Superintendent </span>Ronal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Serpas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says three officers were patrolling the area when gunfire erupted early Sunday morning. </span></p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:08:30 +0000 Eileen Fleming 63512 at http://wwno.org Thursday Night DWI Checkpoint In New Orleans http://wwno.org/post/thursday-night-dwi-checkpoint-new-orleans <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Orleans Police department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night, the department announced in a press release.</span></p><p>The checkpoint will begin at approximately 9 p.m. on the night of June 26, and last until about 5 a.m. the nest morning. NOPD is required to disclose the existence of checkpoints ahead of time, but not their location.</p><p>Drivers are advised to have proper documentation on them, such as a driver's license and proof of insurance, but should only experience minimal delays.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:40:40 +0000 Jason Saul 63248 at http://wwno.org Orleans Parish DWI Checkpoint Thursday Night http://wwno.org/post/orleans-parish-dwi-checkpoint-thursday-night <p>The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday, June 19, the department&nbsp;said in a press release.</p><p>The checkpoint will last until approximately 5 a.m. Friday morning. Drivers are cautioned to have proper documentation, including proof of insurance and a driver's license, and should only experience minimal delays.</p><p>"I would like to remind all drivers to always drink responsibly and use a designated driver," NOPD&nbsp;Superintendent Ronal Serpas was quoted as saying.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:21:40 +0000 Jason Saul 62887 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Police Department, Short On Officers, Holds Job Fair http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-police-department-short-officers-holds-job-fair <p><span style="line-height: 1.4318181818181819;">Federal officials and citizens alike have been calling on the New Orleans Police Department to hire more officers and rethink its approach to handling 911 calls for service.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.4318181818181819; background-color: transparent;">In response, city officials have lifted some restrictions on residency and former drug use to join </span>NOPD<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.4318181818181819; background Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kate Richardson 62794 at http://wwno.org