Federal Judge Rules On Off-Duty NOPD Details

Apr 8, 2014

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the new system of police off-duty paid details, siding with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration.

The new policy is a major piece of a wide-ranging consent decree between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice, aimed at overhauling the police department.

U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan is overseeing implementation of the consent decree. In her ruling, she rejected claims by two police associations and the New Orleans Civil Service Commission that the city's takeover of police off-duty work violates the right of officers to enter into private contracts with businesses.