New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison has placed five officers on administrative reassignment while an investigation is made into their actions as detectives in the Special Victims Section.
The Public Integrity Bureau is investigating each officer based on an Office of Inspector General inquiry.
The Inspector General report found evidence suggesting the officers weren't doing their job. Specifically – they’re accused of labeling sex crimes as “miscellaneous” and following up on only a fraction of those cases.
After seven years without a raise, New Orleans police officers should be given a 20 percent across-the-board pay hike, according to a staff recommendation to the Civil Service Commission. The staff report was seven months in the making.
The Lens reports that New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux sees a big flaw in the analysis — it doesn’t factor in pension costs.
New Orleans police say a third person believed to be linked to the weekend shooting of a police officer at a sandwich shop has been taken into custody.
Police said 26-year-old James Wilson surrendered to Plaquemines Parish authorities on Monday and was transferred to New Orleans custody for questioning.
Two others who police say were suspects in the shooting were found in Gretna hours after the Sunday incident. One of them was dead. The other was suffering from a gunshot wound. He was booked with attempted first-degree murder.
On Tuesday morning interim police superintendent Michael Harrison welcomed the latest class of New Orleans Police Department recruits on their first day of training at the police academy. There are 32 recruits in this class. Twenty-two of the cadets are from the New Orleans metro area and seven are from out of state. The class is expected to graduate early next year.