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NOPD Consent Decree
6:06 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Attorney General Announces NOPD Reforms

New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Attorney General Eric Holder discuss the NOPD consent decree at a July 24 news conference.
Tyler A. Gamble New Orleans Mayor's Office

Attorney General Eric Holder traveled to New Orleans to announce sweeping reforms to be implemented in the city’s troubled police department. The changes are outlined in a detailed consent decree.

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NOPD Federal Consent Decree
8:27 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Attorney General to announce NOPD reforms

Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday will announce a federal consent decree to require sweeping reform of the long-troubled New Orleans Police Department.

A person with direct knowledge of the plan, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been made public, says Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join Holder for the announcement Tuesday afternoon in New Orleans.

The reforms — with oversight of a federal judge — are expected to be some of the broadest and strictest ever imposed on a police department.

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Harahan City Government
10:30 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Harahan Hiring Subject of Meeting

Justice Department investigators will hold a public meeting June 15 in Harahan to hear about hiring and promotion practices in the city's police and fire departments, Mayor Vinny Mosca said.

The Times-Picayune reports the session is set for 11 a.m. at City Hall.

The meeting comes two months after the Justice Department asked Harahan officials for data on employees hired, fired and promoted since 2006, broken down by race, sex and job classification.

New Orleans Police
4:00 am
Wed February 8, 2012

City Reaches First Consent Decree Deal With Justice Department on NOPD Reform

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, right, joins Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas, left, and City Council member Jon Johnson, at opening of new 7th District police station in New Orleans East. Landrieu announced the start of citizen advisory boards.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the city has agreed to establish Police Community Advisory Boards in each of the eight police districts.

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