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9:37 am
Wed August 21, 2013

New Orleans Police To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint On Thursday

The NOPD will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night into Friday morning.
Janet Wilson WWNO

The New Orleans Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed point in the city Thursday night, the department said in a press release.

The checkpoint will begin at 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, and last until 5 a.m. the next morning. Drivers are advised to have proper documentation — including a driver's license and proof of insurance — but should only experience minimal delays.

"I would like to remind all drivers to always drink responsibly and use a designated driver," NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas said in the release.

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7:00 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Jail Funding Battle Heads To Federal Court

A federal judge will hear arguments over the consent decree designed to reform the New Orleans jail.

The New Orleans criminal justice system will be center stage at federal court proceedings set to begin this week. The city argues it can’t pay for fixing the police department and jail at the same time.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Justice Department Asks Appeals Court To Lift Stay On Police Monitor

Justice Department argues in favor of police consent decree process.

The Justice Department has answered concerns of the City of New Orleans over the plan to reform the police department. It wants the federal appeals court to put the process back on track.

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Consent Decree
7:00 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Federal Appeals Court Sides With Mayor On Consent Decree

Police consent decree gets a temporary stay.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has gotten a reprieve — of sorts — from the consent decree process aimed at reforming the police department. But it’s just a temporary measure.

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New Orleans Police
6:33 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com Report Suggests More Behind Crime Stat Gap

Erin Krall WWNO

Every month, New Orleans police file crime statistics with the federal government. These numbers turn into lists of the nation’s most violent cities, and those lists impact factors from economic development to residents’ sense of safety. The Sunday edition of the Times-Picayune and Nola.com features reporting from John Simerman and Gordon Russell on these stats.

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Latest News
5:00 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Officials Say Mother's Day Shooting Is Gang Related

Shawn Scott, being escorted by police after his arrest Thursday.
WDSU

New Orleans police have arrested two brothers in the Mother’s Day shooting that injured 20 people at a Seventh Ward second-line. Officials say the shooting is gang-related.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks at 7th Ward news conference.

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Latest News
12:52 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Two Suspects In Mother’s Day Parade Shooting Apprehended

Akein Scott, suspected of injuring 20 people by shooting into a crowd at a Mother's Day second-line parade, was booked into jail early Tuesday morning on 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder.
Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office

Akein Scott, the 19-year-old suspected of injuring 20 people by shooting into a crowd at a Mother’s Day second-line this past Sunday, was apprehended by the New Orleans Police Department’s SWAT unit Wednesday night in New Orleans East.

"Akein Scott is now in NOPD custody," police spokeswoman Remi Braden said in an e-mail to reporters. Braden said the suspect was arrested in the Little Woods section of New Orleans East.

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Latest News
9:46 am
Mon May 13, 2013

At Least 19 Wounded After Shooting At Mother's Day Second-Line Parade

An image taken from a video released by New Orleans Police Monday shows a suspect in the Mother's Day parade shootings that left 19 people wounded.
NOPD

This story has been updated.

At least 19 people were wounded Sunday afternoon in the 1400 block of Frenchmen Street, near the corner of Villere, after shooting broke out at a Mother's Day second-line at 1:47 p.m.

Of the 19 people injured, two were 10-year-old children. Both are in good condition, having suffered graze wounds, according to a statement released by the New Orleans Police Department.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Mayor Landrieu Calls For Witnesses To Second-Line Shooting

Mother's Day shooting injures 19.

New Orleans police are investigating what triggered a shooting that injured 19 people at a Mother’s Day parade. Two children are among the wounded.

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French Quarter Festival
1:16 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

2013 French Quarter Festival Traffic Advisory

The New Orleans Police Department has released traffic restrictions for the 2013 French Quarter Festival. The Festival begins this Thursday, April 11, and lasts until Sunday, April 14.

Throughout the Festival, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., North Peters/Decatur Streets will be  restricted when pedestrian traffic between Iberville and Dumaine Streets necessitates the closure.

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