NOPD

Courts
5:29 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Prosecutor seeks sanctions for Len Davis defense attorneys

 

A federal prosecutor argues two court-appointed defense attorneys should be sanctioned for challenging a former New Orleans police officer's convictions and death sentence without his authorization.

Len Davis, who was sentenced to death for arranging a woman's 1994 murder, has elected to represent himself during his post-conviction proceedings. In March, however, his standby counsel filed a petition asking U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan to overturn his death sentence or order a new trial.

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Gun Buyback
3:32 pm
Sat April 28, 2012

New Orleans police to hold gun buyback in May

The New Orleans Police crime prevention unit will be buying guns from residents — no questions asked — on May 12.

Police will pay $75 cash for handguns and $200 cash for assault rifles. The weapons can be new or old. Damaged guns will also be accepted.

Those looking to get rid of guns are advised to bring them unloaded and in a bag or container to the event. Police ask that people don't handle the weapons at the event and bring ammunition in separate containers.

Police Shooting
10:19 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Slain Man's Family Alleges he was Shot in Back

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The attorney for the family of a 20-year-old unarmed man fatally shot by police says a funeral home report indicates Wendell Allen had a hole in his back, which they contend is evidence he was shot from behind.

That would contradict findings of the Orleans Parish coroner's office and New Orleans Police Department, which have both said Allen was shot in the chest.

The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/HV5VAW ) Allen's family and their attorney, Lionel Lon Burns, on Wednesday accused police of a "cover-up."

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New Orleans Police
5:00 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

NOPD Officer Sentenced For Lying After Convention Center Shooting

A New Orleans police officer will serve 20 months in prison for lying about his actions after fatally shooting a man during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The victim was among thousands stranded after the 2005 storm.

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Breaking: Danziger Bridge Shootings
4:05 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Five Former NOPD Officers Sentenced for Danziger Bridge Shootings

Five former New Orleans police officers will serve from six to 65 years in prison for their parts in a notorious shooting after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Two unarmed civilians were killed and four others injured.

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New Orleans East Murder
6:23 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

27-year-old man shot and killed in New Orleans East

New Orleans Police are reporting a man was shot and killed in New Orleans East shortly before 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.

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New Orleans East Murder
11:58 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

28-year-old man shot dead in New Orleans East

Police are investigating the shooting death of a 28-year-old man in New Orleans East late Thursday night.

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Tremé Murder
9:17 pm
Sun March 25, 2012

New Orleans Police Arrest Woman for Tremé Murder

New Orleans Police have placed a Tremé woman under arrest this evening for the second-degree murder of her estranged boyfriend.

Police say 31-year-old Monica Pollard fatally stabbed her boyfriend at around 1:50 p.m. this afternoon, during an argument inside her house in the 2200 block of Orleans Avenue. The victim made his way outside, collapsed, and was taken to a local hospital where he died.

DWI Checkpoint
2:48 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

NOPD to Conduct Uptown DWI Checkpoint

New Orleans Police will conduct a DWI checkpoint from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday night, the department announced today.

The checkpoint will be located in the Uptown area.

 

New Orleans Police
11:10 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

One Dead in Hollygrove Shooting

A 44-year-old man in the Hollygrove neighborhood was shot dead Thursday evening, according to a statement released by the New Orleans Police Department.

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