police http://wwno.org en 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 JPSO: 2 Men Shot Dozens Of Vehicle Windows http://wwno.org/post/jpso-2-men-shot-dozens-vehicle-windows <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Sheriff's detectives have charged two men with shooting out windows of at least 166 vehicles in Jefferson Parish.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 04:14:53 +0000 The Associated Press 50893 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Police To Conduct Friday Night Sobriety Checkpoint http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-police-conduct-friday-night-sobriety-checkpoint <p>The New Orleans Police Department's Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday night, department spokesman Garry Flot said in a press release.</p><p>The checkpoint will begin at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, and will last until approximately 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Motorists are advised to have proper documentation with them, including proof of insurance and a driver's license.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:45:34 +0000 Jason Saul 50003 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Police Hunting For Person Of Interest Allegedly Practicing Medicine Without A License http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-police-hunting-person-interest-allegedly-practicing-medicine-without-license <p>The New Orleans Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating Armani Nicole Davenport, an entertainer described by police as a "person of interest" in an investigation into the negligent injuring of another person, and the practice of medicine without a license.</p><p>Police also say Davenport is said to administer "silicone" injections to clients as she travels throughout the southern United States on the gay pageant circuit.</p><p>Pageants the NOPD&nbsp;says Devenport has participated in include:</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:14:26 +0000 Jason Saul 46908 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Police To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint Thursday Night http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-police-conduct-sobriety-checkpoint-thursday-night-0 <p>The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night, the department announced in a press release this afternoon.</p><p>The department's traffic division will conduct the checkpoint in an undisclosed location within the city beginning at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2013. The checkpoint will conclude at about 5:00 a.m. Friday morning.</p><p>Drivers are advised to have proper documentation on them, including proof of insurance and a valid driver's license. Police say motorists should experience only minimal delays.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 23:13:31 +0000 Jason Saul 46596 at http://wwno.org Boston Police Chief Is Stepping Down http://wwno.org/post/boston-police-chief-stepping-down Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, who became a nationally known figure as he led his department's response to <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=177885882" target="_blank">last April's bombings at the Boston Marathon</a>, announced Monday that he's stepping down after seven years in the job.<p>"It's time for me to try other things," the 57-year-old Davis told reporters. Among the first opportunities he said he may take advantage of is a fellowship at Harvard.<p>The police chief said he expects to leave the department in the next 30 to 60 days. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 15:08:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 44504 at http://wwno.org NOPD To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night http://wwno.org/post/nopd-conduct-sobriety-checkpoint-friday-night <p>The New Orleans Police Department's Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday night, the department announced in a press release.</p><p>The checkpoint, which will be held at an as-yet undisclosed location, will begin at approximately 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 and continue until about 5 a.m. the next morning. Motorists are advised to have proper documentation available if requested by police, such as proof of insurance and a driver's license.</p><p>The NOPD says motorists passing through the checkpoint should only experience minimal delays.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 01:07:30 +0000 Jason Saul 44341 at http://wwno.org Federal Judge Overturns 5 Danziger Bridge Convictions http://wwno.org/post/federal-judge-overturns-5-danziger-bridge-convictions <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A federal judge in New Orleans has overturned convictions of five city police officers charged in the shooting of unarmed civilians after Hurricane Katrina. The ruling is based on prosecution misconduct.</span></p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:05:23 +0000 Eileen Fleming 44138 at http://wwno.org NOPD Sobriety Checkpoint Thursday http://wwno.org/post/nopd-sobriety-checkpoint-thursday <p>The New Orleans Police Department has announced they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint the night of Thursday, Sept. 5, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next morning.</p><p>The location of the&nbsp;NOPD Traffic Division's sobriety checkpoint was not disclosed in the press released issued by the department; the NOPD is required by the Louisiana Supreme Court to make a public announcement when they will be conducting a checkpoint, but are not required to tell the public where it will be beforehand.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:57:59 +0000 Jason Saul 43231 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Police To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint Thursday Night http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-police-conduct-sobriety-checkpoint-thursday-night <p>The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night, the department announced in a press release.</p><p>The checkpoint will be conducted in an undisclosed neighborhood in Orleans Parish, beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 and lasting until 5 a.m. Friday morning.</p><p>Motorists are advised that they will experience minimal delays, and should have proper documentation on them, including proof of insurance and a driver's license.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:01:41 +0000 Jason Saul 42735 at http://wwno.org